Net Neutrality Rollback Riles Religious Groups

Religious groups are calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai not to eliminate the bright-line network neutrality rules, which he has proposed doing at the FCC's Dec. 14 public meeting. That came in a Dec 4 letter from, among others, the National Council of Churches, the Islamic Society of North America and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Saying communications was "one of God’s great gifts to humanity," they said, and suggested net neutrality was needed to protect that gift. "We implore the policymakers at the Federal Communications Commission to retain the existing policies which maximize an open and free Internet," they wrote. "We are concerned about paid prioritization and other policies that will increase costs and limit opportunities for our nonprofit organizations and the communities we serve," they added. "We urge you to retain the existing protections to protect an Open Internet and to use the strongest legal authority to prohibit paid prioritization. Robust net neutrality protections are essential for all sectors of society, including ours."


Net Neutrality Rollback Riles Religious Groups