I am former Republican Congressman Chip Pickering, joined by Marvin Ammori, lawyer, and Open Internet advocate, here to answer your questions about Open Internet. AMA!
Hi Reddit. I am former Republican Congressman and current COMPTEL CEO, Chip Pickering, here with Marvin Ammori, Open Internet advocate, and a lawyer who helped Reddit with their FCC comments. While Marvin tends to vote Democratic, he and I agree on the fundamental issue of Internet freedom. For a detailed look at Marvin’s take on the Open Internet, check out his piece in Foreign Affairs this month at: foreignaffairs.com/articles/141536/marvin-ammori/the-case-for-net-neutrality.
Today is the FCC deadline to file comments in the Open Internet proceeding and we're ready to answer your questions about the importance of this proceeding and the impact it will have on competition, innovation and consumer choice--or anything else. Let's get started.
Edit: Thanks everyone for participating and asking some great questions--and thanks for your devotion and interest in preserving an Open Internet.