Thank you for helping stop tiered pricing on the internet
Today the power of the grassroots/netroots movement has prevailed. In combined efforts, through emails, letters, faxes, phone calls, blogs and town hall meetings, the people of Western New York have rallied to stop Time Warner from charging customers for the amount of information they download off of the internet.
On April 7th, my office announced that we would introduce legislation to stop the broadband metering and on Friday, April 10th we began drafting the legislation. Even though the people of Western New York were successful in stopping Time Warner’s ill-thought out tiered pricing plan, I am moving forward with the legislation, the Massa Broadband Internet Fairness Act, to ensure that this unfair pricing does not spring up elsewhere.
It has always been my position that this plan would hurt the economy in a time when our country is in a deep recession. My proposed legislation will encourage competition while at the same time offering initiatives to businesses and protecting consumers.
Thanks to all of you in the grassroots/netroots movement for being with us all along.
Rep. Eric Massa