What is net neutrality?
It simply means that all Internet traffic is treated equally – no fast lanes for big corporations, or slow lanes for start-ups and small businesses. It means grandma can still facetime with her grandchildren across the country just as easily as folks can stream a Hollywood blockbuster. It means anyone can start an Internet-based company with very few barriers to entry, the way the Internet has been since the beginning.
But the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering rules that would allow big telecommunications companies to create “fast lanes” for those willing to pay a premium. That’s bad for innovation, bad for competition, and bad for Americans.
Who wins if net neutrality loses? Companies with deep pockets will pay big bucks for top-tier “fast lanes”, erecting barriers to competitors who can’t afford the pay-to-play tolls. Killing net neutrality means killing innovation, and passing the buck onto consumers.
Higher costs, slower speeds and an Internet that’s auctioned off to the highest bidder? That’s a bad idea, and that’s why we’re fighting back.
The FCC is currently considering changes to their proposed rule. Sign our petition and tell Chairman Wheeler of the FCC to stand for net neutrality, and nothing less!
|Senator Ron Wyden||Rep. Peter DeFazio|
|Rep. Suzanne Bonamici||Rep. Suzan DelBene|
|Governor Jay Inslee||State Rep. Shirley Ringo|