Coalition of 171 Public Interest Groups Send Letter to Pai and Senate Leaders To Protect Net Neutrality


Source: Hill, The
Author: Harper Neidig
Coverage Type: reporting
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

A coalition of 171 public interest groups [including the Benton Foundation] sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging them not to dismantle the network neutrality rules from 2015.

“Protecting net neutrality is crucial to ensuring that the internet remains a central driver of economic growth and opportunity, job creation, education, free expression, and civic organizing for everyone,” the letter reads. "In order to promote continued economic, social, and political growth and innovation, it is imperative that the internet remain open and accessible to all people in the future." "We, the undersigned organizations, representing a diverse group of consumer, media, technology, library, arts, civil liberties, and civil rights advocates and content creators, urge you and your colleagues to oppose legislation and regulatory actions that would threaten net neutrality and roll back the important protections put in place by the FCC in 2015, and to continue to enforce the Open Internet Order as it stands."

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