While the FCC repealed net neutrality protections in December 2017, the fight to preserve a free and open Internet hasn’t ended. Now we have a chance to enshrine protections in Congress.
While there are several other so-called net neutrality bills in Congress, only the Save the Internet Act does actual work to secure a free and open Internet. Internet users are already at the mercy of Internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon, which have more and more power to track what users do online. And many Americans don’t even have a choice of high-speed Internet providers.
The Save the Internet Act would restore protections that ensure ISPs treat all data that flows through their networks fairly. It would also bring back mechanisms that promoted competition, access to the Internet, and considered the role Internet access and Internet speeds play in public safety. All of these things were part of the 2015 Open Internet Order.
This is an opportunity for us to make a decision about the kind of Internet we want to see. Big, powerful ISPs are more than happy to abandon net neutrality and act as gatekeepers to the Internet. Write your representatives today and urge them to cosponsor the Save the Internet Act.