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NEUTRALITY

Policy

If not the most significant technological development of the past 50 years, the internet is certainly somewhere at the top of the list. It’s enabled an unprecedented dissemination of knowledge to the vast majority of Americans while also becoming an integral part of our economy and the way we entertain ourselves. It’s an essential part of our modern lives.

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The repeal of net neutrality protections threatens the free internet for all Americans. It is imperative that we protect this technology so that all Americans can continue to enjoy unfettered and affordable access to the internet.

On top of keeping ISPs classified under Title II, competition should be increased through local-loop unbundling. This would provide startups with access to the expensive, final wires connecting the internet “backbone” to residences so that they can innovate and compete in an otherwise stifled market. By doing so, prices will come down away from their current monopoly levels and thus increase internet access further.

Economic Challenges

  • Reclassifying ISPs under Title I allows them to begin slowing down your internet and charging you more for the services you currently enjoy as part of your internet package
  • Competition is stifled in the ISP market, which drives prices up to monopoly levels

“I think we’ll end up doing universal basic income . . . It’s going to be necessary . . .There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better. I want to be clear. These are not things I wish will happen; these are things I think probably will happen.”

Elon Musk - February 2017

solutions

  • Keep ISPs from throttling the internet or charging more for access to certain online resources
  • Increase competition between internet providers to keep prices under control and allow for innovation

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