Despite the fact that the final net neutrality rule passed by the Federal Communications Commission was by and large a victory for the telecommunications industry, some in Congress immediately took sight at those meager protections.
The attack has come in the form of S.J. Res 6, an arcane “resolution of disapproval” and it is a measure that would effectively strip the F.C.C. of the ability to enforce Net Neutrality rules or any other protections for an open Internet. So, if this resolution passes, Net Neutrality protections go away.
Without strong Net Neutrality rules, telecom companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon will try and slow down or interfere with online content as some have expressly said they would like to.
The vote is expected to be incredibly close, which means that if you believe that corporations should not be able to censor content, slow internet speed, or anything else that interferes with a free and open internet your help is needed.
You can check here and see if your senator is still undecided on this issue. If they are, here’s a great breakdown on the “resolution of disapproval”. Call them. Let them know that the internet should not be handed off to corporations.
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