City Gov Tech Leaders Protest as FCC Prepares to Repeal Net Neutrality

Government technology leaders throughout the country have once again condemned a plan to repeal net neutrality regulations proposed by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai.New York City Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño is one of the loudest voices decrying the rollback, while Seattle’s IT Department has released an oppositional statement and technologists in city governments from Detroit to Cincinnati to Kansas City, Mo., have taken to Twitter to urge the FCC to reconsider. The effort is concentrated and fierce, and it's been going all year. In July, mayors and technologists from 50 jurisdictions penned a letter advocating against the removal of net neutrality protections, and in September, tech leaders from six cities — New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Washington, D.C., and Boston — visited the nation’s capital to voice concerns over a potential rollback.


City Gov Tech Leaders Protest as FCC Prepares to Repeal Net Neutrality