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BY ROSA MENDOZA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HTTP

Congress does not agree on much, but one apparent consensus is about the need for strong open internet protections — a goal fully supported by the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership. The partisanship, however, presents itself in how to achieve that goal, with one group of lawmakers attempting to overturn the reversal of Title II without a full and open debate. This type of approach could not only fail to protect consumers but could also prevent Latinos and other minority communities from fully participating in the promise of a free and open internet.

In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal 1930s-era regulations known as Title II, which were applied to the internet in 2015 and led to diminished investment in broadband infrastructure expansion.

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