Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Net Neutrality Repeal Hurts Hardworking New Yorkers, Small Businesses

December 15, 2017

ďThe Federal Communications Commissionís (FCC) decision to repeal net neutrality is not only shortsighted and ill-conceived, itís a slap in the face to consumers and businesses. It puts the interests and profits of big telecommunications companies and wealthy donors ahead of the hardworking Americans who rely on the internet every day.

ďIn todayís day and age, the internet is a necessity. It connects us to family and friends, helps us pay our bills, lets us search for jobs and provides us with news and information freely and equally. Repealing net neutrality threatens all of that. It means that internet service providers (ISPs) can now pick and choose which websites and apps they want to increase access to and which ones they want to limit. They can charge more for the internet service we need, which will hit small businesses and innovative startups especially hard. Itís wrong and itís shameful.Ē