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Letter: Discussing Internet On Capitol Hill

To the Editor:

The Internet is an engine for significant economic growth and innovation in the United States and around the world, revolutionizing how we communicate with one another and how goods and services are purchased. However, as the Internet becomes a central part of our lives, attempts to regulate it oftentimes have been ill conceived and harmful.

That’s why it’s crucial for our elected officials to understand how the Internet works and the importance of the free and open Internet.

Last month, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) spent time on Capitol Hill discussing with lawmakers, including Rep. Gerry Connolly, the Internet and important cyber issues facing the 113th Congress.

We would like to thank Rep. Connolly for taking the time to meet with us to deepen his understanding of the Internet. It’s clear that he is committed to preserving Internet freedom and enhancing the innovation economy. We look forward to continuing to work with Rep. Connolly, and all other members of Congress, to create balanced policies that ensure the Internet’s continued development.

Christian Dawson

Co-founder and board chair

Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition)

www.i2coalition.com