Declare internet a basic service and right.

Declare internet a basic service and right.

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Mason Cook started this petition to Federal Communications Commission and

As school and business switches to online during this pandemic, it becomes more and more evident that Internet, and broadband connection, is a basic human right and service. As such it is essential to remove any acts that may purposefully slow or dampen broadband connection, as well as any act to wrongfully increase price of service or lower quality.

Today, millions of Americans have no access to internet, and millions more have spotty or poor quality connection. This makes school impossible for young children and work more than difficult for working people. The only cause, is corporate greed. Internet, and broadband alike, have been shown to be effectively cheap and quick when regions are in high stress. This shows that internet connection can be quick and cheap for all Americans.

Broadband connection is essential to every American citizen. During this pandemic, Americans are expected to use internet. While shopping for essentials, doing work, communication, or even voting; a certain essential right. Because of corporate price jacking and slowing, the American people are put into stressful, or dangerous situations. This is an obvious affront to our rights, and the FCC needs to pass legislation to secure our rights and cease the corporate control of standard broadband.

While a temporary measure is good, these rights need to be permanently declared, the internet will outlast these corporations.

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