Net neutrality

ALBIE NICOL

CEDAR FALLS — Chairman Ajit Pai of the FCC unveiled in April his proposed plan to strike back the net neutrality regulations the Obama administration passed in 2015, which have since been upheld by the courts in the face of Republican opposition’s attempts to claim they overreached. The official vote on this proposed plan is Dec. 14. We have until Dec. 14 to kick up enough of a fuss so the Republicans on the FCC board think twice about voting for this bill.

The courts have refused to uphold other bills Trump’s administration has attempted to pass as overreaching, unconstitutional and/or in opposition of the true will of the people — just as the Republicans attempted to do back in 2015 when the FCC under Obama passed the net neutrality laws in the first place. Abolishing net neutrality is in opposition of the true will of the people. The true will of the people is access to knowledge, so we can all be educated voters, scholars and citizens of America — no matter how much money we do or do not have.

Let’s contact our representatives to make sure everyone has access to all of the internet, no matter their financial situation.

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