Dear sf.citi Members and Supporters:
This afternoon, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines to pass the Restoring Internet Freedom order. This bill reinstates a “light touch” framework of oversight over internet service providers (ISPs) and, amongst other things, re-classifies ISPs as information services and revises rules around ISPs prioritizing web traffic.
Over 1,300 startups, companies, and members of the tech community have voiced opposition towards Commissioner Pai’s proposed changes through a joint letter entitled Startups for Net Neutrality, including sf.citi. As tech’s representative in San Francisco, sf.citi has long been a proponent of a free and open internet and has consistently supported protection and preservation of the core tenants of net neutrality.
It is our job to fight for all members of the tech community, both small and large. We firmly believe that strong net neutrality legislation is key to the continued growth of our thriving economy and the continued innovation of the American people. Today’s ruling is far from the end of this discussion and we will continue to call on Congress to codify net neutrality protections once and for all.
The sf.citi Board of Directors