HELP US DEFEND YOUR CELL PHONE BILLS!
Access to the Internet through mobile devices is critical in today’s society. People are getting online to stay in contact with family and friends, access government services, further their education, complete homework, access health information, stream music and video, and more. These activities, especially audio and video services, come with a cost, and for families living paycheck to paycheck, that cost can lock them out of access to first-class digital citizenship.
Zero rating and free data practices from wireless operators are helping families manage their data use, and in some instances, confront the realities of expensive mobile phone bills that keep them offline. Millions of Americans, especially more vulnerable and younger populations, cannot get online – simply because they cannot afford it.
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) strongly supports free data and zero rating programs. We view this as an important opportunity to help consumers manage their data use, while keeping the costs lower.
Unfortunately, these programs are under attack by a small group of digital elites – people who already have Internet access that they can afford – who want to ban free data programs because of their own narrow ideological interests.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We can work together to protect free data and lower our mobile bills. Join MMTC by contacting the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to let the FCC know that they need to protect free data offerings. Just click the button to subnit your message to the FCC, and share it with others who want their free data protected!
For more information, check out our recent report with details on how free data offerings benefit every consumer, close the digital divide, and move us forward in developing newer and better technology.