US FCC asked by 170 groups to uphold net neutrality

More than 170 groups representing consumer, media, technology, library, arts, civil liberties, and civil rights advocates, as well as content creators, have sent a letter to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, asking them to maintain the net neutrality rules. The groups specifically urge the FCC and the Senate Committee ‘to oppose legislation and regulatory actions that would threaten net neutrality and roll back the important protections put in place by the FCC in 2015, and to continue to enforce the Open Internet Order as it stands’. The letter also notes that net neutrality support and protects basic values such as competition, innovation, free speech, and equality of access, and that, for this reasons, it needs to be protected.