As a small third party, we know what it’s like to be blocked and throttled by the behemoths in charge. Still, we believe that our ideas make us great—and, we aim to compete in the marketplace based on the content of our ideas. Not our ability to curry favor. Not access to the pipes.
Net neutrality embodies these principles. It is, at essence, a battle over two forms of competition: competition among carriers (the “pipes”) and competition among content providers. Content providers are expressive, representing the diverse perspectives of our community—including small businesses, non-profits, and educational and religious organizations. Competition among content providers cannot be meaningful if there is unequal access to the pipes.
The American Solidarity Party opposes the proposed order on net neutrality released by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. We support a marketplace of ideas.