VERIZON THROTTLED FIREFIGHTERS DURING THE WORST WILDFIRE IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY
While Santa Clara County firefighters were fighting some of the biggest forest fires in America’s history, Verizon was throttling their internet speeds, preventing firefighters from providing crisis response and emergency services to those in need.
Firefighters and other first responders deserve access to the fastest speeds on the internet, especially in times of crisis. Because when emergency personnel can’t communicate quickly and clearly, it puts people’s lives at risk. With strong net neutrality protections in place, what Verizon did could’ve been prevented. But since FCC Chairman (and former Verizon lawyer) Ajit Pai’s repeal, all the fire department could do was pay the company more money to get service restored.
If you are a firefighter, EMT or other first responders, please sign this open letter calling on our elected officials in Congress to restore net neutrality. Or call your Senator and demand they act to restore net neutrality.