Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to protect Net Neutrality and reject efforts to roll back rules that ensure the internet remains a free and open marketplace.
“A free and open internet is particularly important for a rural state like New Mexico where we must be committed to leveling the playing field for all users, regardless of their ability to pay for Internet service,” Rep. Lujan Grisham said. “I am very concerned with the proposal pending with the FCC to overturn net neutrality and create ‘fast lanes’ which would allow internet service providers to unfairly discriminate against certain companies and consumers. This would jeopardize economic growth in New Mexico where our innovators and small companies depend on an open, free, and fair internet.”
The FCC is scheduled to consider the proposal by the Trump Administration on Dec. 14 to repeal the Net Neutrality rule adopted in 2015. Nearly 4 million public comments to the FCC supported that rule.