FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle U.S. Net Neutrality protections
by Laura Tribe
Posted November 29, 2019
If Ajit Pai succeeds in killing Net Neutrality rules, it will completely change the Internet as we know it, giving already powerful telecom companies even more power to overcharge citizens while controlling what we see and do online. This could include blocking and throttling websites at will, for the sake of maximizing profits at the expense of Internet openness and accessibility.
Pai’s plan to kill Net Neutrality is a blatant attack on foundational principles of the Internet for everyone, not just Americans. Pai has long been eager to undo his predecessor’s Open Internet Order, but it has been a highly controversial campaign with overwhelming opposition from civil society, businesses, and the public – who have been incredibly vocal in their opposition to this plan. More…
The loss of Net Neutrality would be a game changer similar to the Citizens United ruling. With Citizens United we lost “our” government to the corporations. With the loss of Net Neutrality, the people would lose the Internet to corporate interests.
If there ever was a time to call to call your legislators, the time is now. If you do not, you will have no one to blame but yourself for the results. In the US, you can call (202) 224-3121 and you will be connected based on your zip code. You can also write using this URL: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative. Now is not the time to sit back.