Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the U.S. Conference of Mayors has unanimously adopted a net neutrality resolution sponsored by Mayor Lee and 16 other Mayors calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to enshrine principles of transparency and non-discrimination into future regulations about how the Internet works. The resolution was adopted at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 82nd Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
“Net neutrality is critical for an innovation economy to thrive, because if the broadband companies could choose what web pages you can access, the Internet would lose its power as the most powerful communication tool we’ve ever known,” said Mayor Lee. “I am grateful to my cosponsors and the U.S. Conference of Mayors for adopting principles of a Free & Open Internet as the official policy of America’s Mayors. We believe in transparency and comprehensive non-discrimination, and we will fight for these values as the FCC writes regulations in the coming months. There are serious implications for commerce and democracy, and we’re making sure U.S. cities have a voice in this fight.” Read more.