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Net neutrality bills
NJEA supports net neutrality. Net neutrality is important for students, schools, and educators, as it allows for equal access to information on the internet. Access to broadband internet has become an essential component of student learning from elementary school to college.
We must ensure that net neutrality continues in NJ. Without it, students, educators, and schools could find their learning resources cut, as internet service providers (ISPs) give preferential treatment to some websites over others, block websites, or create “fast lanes” and “slow lanes” based on payment.
For these reasons, NJEA supports A-2131 (Chiaravalloti, Zwicker, Calabrese), which directs the BPU to prohibit Internet service providers from installing broadband telecommunications infrastructure on certain poles or underground facilities unless Internet service providers adhere to the principle of “net neutrality,” A-2132 (Chiaravalloti, Zwicker, Murphy), which prohibits the awarding of public contracts to Internet service providers, unless the Internet service providers adhere to the principle of “net neutrality,” and A-2139 (Chiaravalloti, Zwicker, Calabrese), which requires cable television companies to commit to the principle of “net neutrality” as a condition of approval of applications for municipal consent or a system-wide franchise. NJEA asks you to support these bills. Together, these bills will help ensure that in New Jersey, ISPs adhere to standards of net neutrality.
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