Net Neutrality

Tom strongly supports Net Neutrality.  Net Neutrality is the basic principle that prohibits internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites you want to use, such as NETFLIX. Net Neutrality is the way that the internet has always worked. Neutrality is crucial for small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs, who rely on the open internet to launch their businesses, create markets, advertise their products and services, and reach customers. We need the open internet to foster job growth, competition and innovation.

In February 2015, the FCC reclassified broadband providers as common carriers under Title II. Title II gives the FCC the authority it needs to ensure that companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon can’t block, throttle or otherwise interfere with web traffic. Title II preserves the internet’s level playing field, allowing people to share and access information of their choosing.

We need to push for Net Neutrality policies and stop Republican efforts to ditch Net Neutrality that would give more control of the internet back to these large telecommunications companies.

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