The Revival We Need: The FCC Takes On Net Neutrality

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:38 am

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 .

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