Deseret News
Letter to the Editor

I would be strongly affected if net neutrality was rolled back. I graduated high school early so that I could take care of my unborn child. So that I didn't become a statistic. I was able to find a job online to support said baby. I now work for an e-commerce company that I love and pays me well enough that I can still provide everything I need for my little family on my own.

If net neutrality is repealed, I fear that e-commerce businesses, like the one that helps me provide, would start to fail because many people in the U.S. shop online to save money. I believe that more people will start dropping internet services if they have to pay more to use it. They would also have to pay more to shop because companies will start raising prices so that they can stay competitive and have people directed to their sites. This causes a trickle effect all the way down to me, my 6-year-old boy and 1-year-old daughter and being able to put a roof over their heads and food in their tummies. Because the more people have to pay, the less they are going to use our site, the less business we get, the less employees are needed.

I support the existing net neutrality rules, which classify internet service providers under the Title II provision of the Telecommunications Act. Please do not roll back these regulations. Help me protect my family. Please, do the right thing.

Keri Ford

West Valley City