The Open Internet & Public Engagement

Net neutrality will help prevent information poverty.

Open and free access to the Web--whether that means job opportunities, health care information, community news, free ways to stay in touch with loved ones, or other resources--is an absolutely critical resource for people living in poverty, and it's becoming more so every day as Web-based information multiplies. Net neutrality without loopholes is a fundamental way to continue providing more equitable opportunity. Anything else will widen the gap between rich and poor. Why, with all our struggles to improve the economy, would we needlessly take away one more source of hope?

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