According to The Pulse Of Radio, PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello, INCUBUS, ANTI-FLAG and AGAINST ME! are just some of the musical artists who have added their name to a letter to Congress in support of net neutrality, which the FCC plans to vote to end on December 14. The letter, via the non-profit organization Fight For The Future, is also signed by the musicians Michael Stipe, Colin Hay, Graham Nash and Amanda Palmer, along with actors like Evangeline Lilly, Wil Wheaton, Alfre Woodard and many more.
The letter reads: “The open Internet lets artists reach each other and audiences across the world in unprecedented ways. We are able to collaborate, learn, improve our worlds, participate in our society, and bring the things we love to people who are moved by them. Freedom of speech and freedom of expression are guaranteed by our Constitution, and we demand that such freedoms continue online. Net Neutrality is essential to our democracy.”
Without net-neutrality in place, Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon would be able to determine which websites and applications users could access by blocking them and speeding up or slowing the connection speed at will.
Net-neutrality rules were put in place by the FCC under the Obama Administration, but the Trump regime has pledged to do away with them.
The FCC argues the agency’s net-neutrality rules are discouraging investment in Internet infrastructure and limiting the flexibility of ISPs themselves to innovate. But supporters say the rules prevent Internet service providers from favoring certain sites, apps, or brands.