The Revival We Need: The FCC Takes On Net Neutrality

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Today
DATE

,

the US Federal Communications Commission
ORG

(

FCC
ORG

) took an important step towards restoring net neutrality protections.

At

Mozilla
ORG

, we’ve long defended people’s access to the internet across the globe. Supporting the principle of net neutrality in the

US
GPE

has been a vital piece of this effort, from our lawsuit against the

FCC
ORG

to the call for

FCC
ORG

Chairwoman

Rosenworcel
PERSON

to reinstate net neutrality at the federal level, and our support for state level net neutrality laws.

Net neutrality prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from leveraging their market power to slow, block, or prioritize content, ensuring that people online can freely access ideas and services. At the heart of

Mozilla
ORG

’s work on this issue is our belief that the Internet should be a global public resource, open and accessible to all. People everywhere, not just in states or countries that have passed their own net neutrality laws, deserve to have the same control over their online experiences. This openness also enables competition on the web, innovation, and equal opportunity.


Today
DATE

, the

FCC
ORG

kicked off a renewed effort by voting to begin a rulemaking process on “

Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet
WORK_OF_ART

.” Next, the public will have an opportunity to weigh in the proposed rules.


Mozilla
ORG

, alongside a large community of allies, applauds Chairwoman

Rosenworcel
PERSON

and the

FCC
ORG

for taking this vital step, and asking some important questions in the

NPRM
ORG

. We’re eager to see the

FCC
ORG

’s effort advance. Restoring net neutrality is a key part of building a healthier internet that puts people

first
ORDINAL

.