Democratic FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel announced plans to begin the process to win regulations on Internet-based campaigns and videos, currently free from most of the FEC’s rules. “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long over due,” she said. –

Way back in September I wrote to my Senator, a Democrat, about protecting Net Neutrality. Her office, or a computer, finally got back to me in the form of an email. Not sure if this is sincere or not but It’s posted below:

October 24, 2014

Dear Mr. Daniels,

Thank you for writing to me to express your support for net neutrality. I support net neutrality and protecting free and open communication on the Internet.

As you know, net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic travels at the same speed, regardless of its source. The principle of net neutrality has governed the Internet for decades, to the benefit of innovators, consumers and the U.S. Economy. It is important that individuals continue to have access to all of these services.

Earlier this year, I sent a letter along with nine of my colleagues to the Federal Communications Commission encouraging them to protect net neutrality and reject efforts by big providers to charge businesses for the right to provide content at the fastest internet speeds. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that users are able to access a broad variety of content and prevent discrimination by network providers.

Thank you again for writing to express your concerns, and I hope that you keep in touch with my office regarding future legislation. For more information on this and other important issues, please visit my website at http://gillibrand.senate.gov and sign up for my e-newsletter.

Sincerely,

Kirsten Gillibrand
United States Senator

 

I am in the process of writing back to get some clarification as to why her party is still going ahead with Internet Regulations.

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