Rural communities tell FCC to protect rural consumers

Rural groups joined the National Rural Assembly’s Rural Broadband Policy Group in sending a letter to the FCC urging the commission to expand its proposal for net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that all information and applications on the Internet are treated equally and that all consumers have equal access to this information.

The letter was sent in an effort to influence the upcoming vote on the Chairman’s proposal for net neutrality at the December 21 Open Commission Meeting. Endorsers of the letter believe the proposed rules are too weak and request the FCC to implement stronger rules.

The Rural Broadband Policy Group is a growing national coalition of rural broadband advocates from all sectors of rural work. The group seeks to articulate national broadband policies that provide opportunities for rural communities to participate fully in the nation's democracy, economy, culture, and society, and to spark national collaboration among rural broadband advocates.