“Net Neutrality” guarantees that access to the internet remains non-discriminatory and that internet service providers can’t choose what sites you have access to or how quickly you can access them; the same principle underlies the regulation of phone companies, ensuring that your connection to Pizza Hut isn’t faster to the pizza place down the street simply because Pizza Hut pays for faster connection times. We testified in favor of this critical legislation and noted that open and equal access is a cornerstone of the ubiquitously used and indispensable medium of the internet. Unfortunately, this bill died in committee in both the House and the Senate.
Net Neutrality (H 7187, S 2030)
Representative Joseph Solomon and Senator Louis DiPalma
Died in Committee