26 May 2018, 08:49

Dear Congressman Ted Poe

08:49 Saturday 26 May 2018 JST

Please support Net Neutrality. Otherwise, you are going to have to pay to get your message out to constituents.

In short, I want you and all your fellow member of congress to vote the opposite of whatever Ajit Pai suggests. As you can see on the ArsTechnica(1) website, Pai’s so-called “light-touch approach” of the previous 20 years actually consisted of much heavier regulation than exists today.

I personally have multiple websites that are free for users to read. I cannot afford to pay higher rates to allow my sites to compete with the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google, or other well-established firms.

We entrust you with the ability to vote on many topics, most of which I do not understand, nor care to understand. However, in this case, I understand quite well, and hope you will vote with 75% of Americans wishes (2). I know not all Americans are your constituents, but I cannot find a survey that polls just this district.

(1) https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/ajit-pai-says-net-neutrality-was-the-top-threat-to-broadband-deployment/ (2) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/12/12/this-poll-gave-americans-a-detailed-case-for-and-against-the-fccs-net-neutrality-plan-the-reaction-among-republicans-was-striking/