Blog reposted with permission from CHAMPS Member – DC Access.
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that on December 14, it will vote on “Restoring Internet Freedom.” If this effort passes, the internet will be anything but free. In fact, if the proposal as currently written passes, it will repeal long-standing net neutrality rules. These rules which were established to ensure American consumers and businesses have equal access to the Internet.
DC Access firmly opposes this action.
DC Access has always and will always support Net Neutrality, regardless of what the FCC requires. That means that DC Access does not and will not limit access to any legal content. We do not and will not prioritize one content provider over another. Whether you want to stream classical music, binge watch the latest season of Stranger Things, or simply read the paper online, it’s up to you. You’ll have equal bandwidth no matter your interests.
For large internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast, their revenue models depend heavily on content and advertising partnerships. At DC Access, our business model is built entirely on delivering great service. That’s it. No corporate partnerships. No sponsored content. No potential impact on your service.
For our small business customers and as a small business ourselves, this proposal is concerning on another level. With the incredible energy of Small Business Saturday just two days behind us and a community committed to supporting entrepreneurs, it’s hard to imagine a situation where local businesses simply can’t compete. But that’s a real possibility with this proposal. This article does a great job of illustrating the potential impact.
DC Access is proud of our heritage – built on putting customers first. We established the company to give Washington, DC a choice when it comes to internet service. Whether it is reaffirming our commitment to protecting your privacy as we did earlier this year or reaffirming our commitment to providing truly open internet as we do today, we stand by delivering hassle-free internet.
What can you do?
- Contact Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and let her know you are not ok with the FCC’s proposal. Reading this but don’t live in Washington, DC? Click here to find your representative.
- Tell your friends and neighbors about this issue. Ask them to raise their concerns, too.
- Not a DC Access customer? Make the switch to DC Access. We’re offering a free month of internet service for all new customers this holiday season. Give us a call at (202) 546-5898 or sign up for a site survey on our website.
- Already a DC Access customer? Share this information with your friends and neighbors. When they mention your name when they sign up, you’ll both get a free month of service.