Mayor Jennifer Gregerson has joined 47 other mayors from across the country to oppose the full repeal of the Federal Communication Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which enshrined key principles of free and open internet service into law.
“Our community is fortunate to have some of the best Internet connectivity available, but that connectivity won’t matter if internet providers are allowed to restrict access to certain types of content and services or charge our residents more for that access,” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. “Repealing net neutrality regulations stifles our economy and risks stifling our democracy too.”
Mayor Gregerson joined 47 other mayors in pressing the Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to retain the 2015 Open Internet Order and preserve net neutrality. Also signing the letter were Mayor Ed Murray of Seattle and Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma, along with leaders from large and small communities throughout the United States.
To read the full letter from Mayors to the FCC Chairman, click here.
For more information about net neutrality, read the US Conference of Mayors resolution in support of preserving a free and open Internet.