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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November 28, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Communications, is urging the retention of an open internet in the wake of a Federal Communications Commission proposal unveiled last week that would repeal protections intended to keep the internet open and fair. The concept of an open internet has long been called "net neutrality," in which internet service providers neither favor nor discriminate against internet users or websites. Bishop Coyne continues to voice strong support for net neutrality protections in a statement in response to last week's proposed FCC action.

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"Strong net neutrality protections are critical to the faith community to function and connect with our members, essential to protect and enhance the ability of vulnerable communities to use advanced technology, and necessary for any organization that seeks to organize, advocate for justice or bear witness in the crowded and over-commercialized media environment.

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Amen.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-28 09:11 PM | Reply

Republicans would rather follow the example of China.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-28 09:12 PM | Reply

The reason the internet has been the boon for humanity that it has is because it is not regulated.

#3 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-11-28 10:13 PM | Reply

#3 I agree. Even our government seems to have figured that out, which is remarkable.

Correction: Was remarkable.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-28 10:29 PM | Reply

#3 Wrong, the internet has lots of regulations that are essential to it operating, most of which are technical standards.
What made the internet so successful is open access that let the best services flourish. The ISP monopolies want to end that in order to erect tolls.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-29 10:19 PM | Reply

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