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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality: The telecommunications industry and its paid representatives present telecommunications - telephone, television, internet - as a product offered to consumers, but the reality is that having phone and internet access is a basic necessity to participate in the modern economy. If you want to have a job, you need a phone and email.  In my view, “we the people” allow the telecommunications industry access to our attention, but our attention is more valuable than any iPhone or cable package. We, the American people, are the most powerful demographic in the history of demographics, and if corporations want access to our attention, they should pay for it, and we have every right to set standards consistent with our values of freedom and equality. The right of the people to a free press is a cornerstone of our democracy, and in 2018, telecommunications is “The Press.”  We cannot allow corporate interests to self-regulate and sensor the internet.

Committee to Elect Ben Mitchell
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