Seattle IT Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller joined leaders from three other major cities to fight for #NetNeutrality. The four leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to discuss concern over the federal government’s handling of a trio of issues including Internet privacy, local authority of public assets, and a potential rollback of net neutrality, which all four leaders oppose.
On Thursday, September 8, Mattmiller, along with New York City CTO Miguel Gamino, San Francisco CIO Linda Gerull, and Austin CIO Stephen Elkins, met with staff from Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA who are the minority leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House. They also met with staff from the Senate Committee of Commerce, Science and Transportation chair, among others.
The four leaders are opposed to slowing down access speeds or forcing consumers and companies to pay more for faster connections or certain types of content. A letter was presenting in meeting in support of FCC net neutrality rules that is signed by 65 bipartisan mayors representing more than 26 million residents.
Read more about the meetings and the trip in this GovTech.com article.