Today, the internet functions as perhaps the broadest medium of expression, news, art, communication, and business in the world.
I’m writing to let you know why I want to help prevent service provider companies from influencing internet access and speed: the internet is not simply a virtual version of the categories listed above- it has become an essential, and fully integrated part of everyday society that undoubtedly influences not only the individual’s prosperity, but even larger-scale factors such as the national economy in the private sector.
Less “important” sites on the web could be given less priority than major players, which means we’re locking out start-up businesses and projects, the individual contributions that made the internet the great medium of thought it is now.
In summary, I want you to know that I think the internet is no longer a commodity to be messed with, divided, and tiered. It is far too expansive both in content and capabilities, and this must be respected on behalf of all who use it.
Thank you for your time.