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Billboard slams Sinema as ‘corrupt’ on net neutrality

The billboard was paid for by Fight for the Future, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that focuses on issues related to the internet and internet freedom.
/Photo courtesy Fight for the Future 

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror

A billboard along Interstate 17 near 7th Street claims U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is corrupt due to her stance on a net neutrality bill.

The billboard was paid for by Fight for the Future, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that focuses on issues related to the internet and internet freedom. The billboard, which cost $1,000, will run from April 29 to May 5.

Currently, Sinema is the only Democrat to oppose a measure that would overturn a 2017 ruling by the Federal Communications Commission repealing net neutrality.

Net neutrality is when internet service providers treat all internet communications equally, and are kept from charging users for visiting certain websites.

Opponents of net neutrality claim that it would give the government too much power over the internet and that it isn’t a free-market solution.

“Net neutrality is critical to maintaining a vibrant internet,” Sinema said in an emailed statement to Arizona Mirror. Sinema said that consumers and providers need stability, adding that “we will only achieve those goals by working across party lines to find a bipartisan solution.”

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