Ajit Pai, Donald Trump's free-market, pro-oligarch FCC Chairman, wants to allow internet companies to charge extra for fast broadband speeds. He's begun the process of rolling back Obama-era Net Neutrality rules that require internet providers to treat all content equally; the FCC will vote on this rule change on May 18. This could result in a future where consumers have to pay extra to get different 'channels' of internet access, and large companies pay premiums to get their content out, squashing smaller voices.
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Who to Contact:
Ajit Pai, Chairman
Federal Communications Commission
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Hello, my name is [name] and I'm a voter from Washington state. I'm calling because I support the current Net Neutrality rules and do not want the FCC to allow internet providers to charge extra based on content. Rolling back Net Neutrality would harm consumers, and could have negative effects on our entire society if open and free communication becomes more difficult. It could also harm small businesses, who would be facing an online marketplace in which established businesses would be able to manipulate the playing field so that small businesses have no chance to connect with customers. I'm asking the FCC Board to vote NO on May 18 and leave the rules as they are. Thank you.