Without network neutrality, internet service companies can determine which content we can see, how quickly we can access it, and how much we pay for it. The free flow of information and the ability to communicate freely are key to America’s democracy. The internet is central to how Connecticut residents and Americans everywhere express their opinions, share their knowledge, and learn from one another. It is also how many people learn about and debate important policies, organize themselves around issues, and evaluate candidates for office. Equal access to that information is imperative for everyone to participate in our democracy.
This bill would protect the freedom of the internet for the people of Connecticut and send a message to the FCC and the nation that Connecticut cares about free speech and equal access to information. The ACLU-CT encourages the legislature to support Senate Bill 6 to preserve net neutrality.