THE INTERNET

PROTECTING NET NEUTRALITY

Right now the internet as we know it and our open access to it, the very infrastructure that supports our main method of information and communication in the 21st Century, is under serious threat. I support an open internet with the proper regulations necessary to protect each person’s ability to access the entire internet. The internet should be treated as a public utility, just like access to power and telephone. I also support the right of communities to develop their own local internet and communication services if they so choose (as chronicled by organizations like Community Networks – https://muninetworks.org/). I am against State legislatures passing laws that preempt our local municipalities from exercising their rights over their own infrastructures, and to self-govern themselves in regards to these affairs.