New Regulations Threaten Internet for All: Americans Are Taking Action

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Now more than ever, reliable internet access is a necessity. People across the country rely on the internet for work, education, essential healthcare, and more.

Unfortunately, 7.2 million U.S. homes and businesses remain on the wrong side of the digital divide, lacking access to high-speed broadband.

Right now: Federal and state governments, in tandem with broadband providers, are working to close that gap so that all Americans can access the high-speed internet service they deserve.

  • Billions of dollars in historic federal funding are being distributed to every state to accomplish the shared mission of Internet for All.
  • States are mapping out how they will use this funding effectively to build networks that connect all unserved Americans.

Yes, but: The mission to get everyone connected is now in jeopardy.

New FCC Rules: An Unnecessary Roadblock

Instead of clearing obstacles to ensure Internet for All success, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put forward some new and unnecessary rules – under the guise of “net neutrality” – that threaten to impede progress.

  • The proposed rules would allow the FCC to micromanage where and how internet services are offered.

The FCC’s plan seems to ignore the fact that more than 90% of American homes now have access to gigabit internet. Even better, prices have remained stable and well below the rate of inflation.

Bottom line: More work is needed to achieve Internet for All. But the FCC’s proposed rules would slow down progress and harm rural Americans the most, the very people who are still waiting for the reliable internet they were promised.

How You Can Help

Your voice matters: Tell your Members of Congress that the FCC must not stand in the way of accomplishing Internet for All.

Take Action

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Dive deeper: Visit our Internet for All page to learn more about what’s at stake.