Net Neutrality is vital to a free and open internet.
Access to high speed, unrestricted internet is important to educators and students, entrepreneurs and startups. It spurs innovation in communications and content delivery. Throttling users, or creating "fast lanes," makes it more difficult for new businesses and innovators to create new and profitable digital products and services.
Access to the internet is also a free speech issue. Digital tools are invaluable in organizing citizens and voters around issues and causes. Governments and corporations should not be able to stifle dissent or criticism by slowing down, blocking or hindering the activities of those who disagree with them.
To be clear, Mary Gay believes that internet service providers should not be able to throttle legal content over their systems.