A petition has been launched asking for 2020 presidential candidates to take the pledge to restore net neutrality. Not only do they want the open internet rules restored, they want presidential candidates to vow not to take campaign money from telecoms.
Net neutrality proponents say it’s not just enough for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to say they are in favor of restoring Obama-era open internet rules. They want them to sign a pledge, which includes forgoing campaign contributions from the broadband industry and its lobbyists.
Roughly 20 groups joined forces in launching a site Monday where they ask the presidential hopefuls to put their money where their mouth is. At this point, there have been a number of candidates who have said that they support net neutrality, and have even said that they will appoint FCC commissioners who will restore net neutrality.
A number of 2020 Democrats have brought up net neutrality on the campaign trail Others have said they would use federal contracting requirements as a way to bring back net neutrality or believe that legislation offers the best shot at restoring rules.
The Save the Internet Act, a bill that would restore the 2015 Open Internet Order, passed the House of Representatives earlier this year but has languished in the Senate.