I am thrilled to learn that Senators Markey and Wyden, as well as Representative Matsui, have just introduced the Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act, legislation that would accurately classify broadband internet access as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, giving the Federal Communications Commission the appropriate authority to reinstate net neutrality protections. The Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act reflects the undeniable fact that today, broadband is not a luxury. It is essential. That means the potential harms that internet users face without strong net neutrality protections and without the FCC able to exercise its proper authority are more sweeping than ever. This legislation would reverse the damaging approach adopted by the Trump FCC, which left broadband access unregulated and consumers unprotected. It would give the FCC the tools it needs to protect the free and open internet, creating a just broadband future for everyone in our country.
To quote Senator Markey: “For anyone who wants more innovation, more voices and less corporate control of the internet, net neutrality is an absolute no-brainer.” Please sign onto this bill as a co-sponsor right away. Thanks.
▶ First sent on August 11, 2022 by Jess Craven