Fighting For A Free & Open Internet
For Rhode Islanders to fully engage in our democracy, we need a competitive, independent media with a diverse range of perspectives, including a free and open internet.
In a 21st century democracy, everyone needs access to a free and open internet. People now use the internet for almost everything: finding a job, obtaining and tracking their health care, connecting with old friends and making new ones, accessing distance learning, and even debating politics. To protect every American’s voice, the internet must be accessible to all. The internet has become our electronic town square. To ensure that every voice can be heard, we can’t permit it to be controlled or dominated by any individuals, groups, or organization who can drown out smaller or less powerful voices. Big cable companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T want to be able to control the flow of ideas and information.
That’s why we must restore the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules and their guarantee of a free and open internet for everyone.