These reply comments reiterate what Consumers Union stated in our earlier comments. Maintaining an open internet with strong net neutrality rules is vital to consumers’ everyday experience.
Consumers benefit when the internet is a level playing field and not a place where ISPs can pick winners and losers by blocking or throttling competitors, or charging websites and
services extra for access with those costs likely passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices. As discussed further below, our recent survey of consumer attitudes about net neutrality and the practices of ISPs confirms that consumers favor strong net neutrality rules. For these reasons, which are supported by the consumers we surveyed, Consumers Union strongly opposes any repeal of the FCC’s net neutrality rules, or any change in legal authority that would threaten their viability to withstand a court challenge.