Advancing Technology and Guarding Against Regression

The FCC, along with the current administration is proposing that we limit internet access, and create barriers to communication. Most of us have become accustomed to the use of technology as part of our daily lives. We use the internet to pay our bills, watch movies, and communicate with the outside world through email, text messaging, and through social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snap Chat). The Internet superhighway is as germane to us as the expressways we travel to move from place-to-place. As Americans, we value today’s technology, which brings us closer to our children, grandchildren, and family members far and near. The internet opens the door of opportunity and makes the world more accessible. Many of us work or attend school online. Like many of the decisions made this past year, the repeal of Net Neutrality set America backwards 68 years. We cannot afford to walk backwards in time. Our competitive future and our position in the global community depends on our ability to continue to advance, and we need an educated populace and progressive ideas to move forward and guard against regression.