Capital Press: The Time Is Now For Congress To Act On Net Neutrality

By Tom Gurr

Now that the election is behind us, we can put the rhetoric aside and get back to work on policy solutions for our most important challenges.

Net neutrality is an issue that we’ve been hearing about for a longtime. Following the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order, this year, many states — Oregon included — have decided to pass legislation requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to maintain the principles of net neutrality. Because this issue shows no signs of becoming any less divisive, it makes sense that now is the right time for Congress to act and pass comprehensive legislation to preserve an open internet.