Rep. Curtis hosts net neutrality event with local leaders

Congressman John Curtis hosted a roundtable discussion about one of the most important issues to Utah’s third district, net neutrality.

Rep. Curtis invited large service providers, Utah startup companies and other leaders in the technology and telecom industries to the Adobe offices in Lehi. Participants from Adobe, AT&T, CenturyLink, Dell EMC, Facebook, Kiln, Mainframe, Qualtrics, Silicon Slopes, and others engaged in a lively discussion that ranged from net neutrality to privacy to ensure that the internet remains open, free, and able to continue to innovate and flourish.

“Much of Utah’s economic success can be attributed to our state’s growing technology industry. I want to do everything I can to protect and foster innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit here,” said Curtis.  “Today’s discussion about net neutrality, modernizing archaic telecommunications laws, and bringing together parties from all sides of the debate, is welcome progress on this complicated issue. I will take all of the feedback from our Net Neutrality Roundtable because ultimately, I believe that Congress must pass legislation to give certainty to the future of the Internet.”

Today’s roundtable, and the upcoming roundtable about opioids are part of an ongoing series of events hosted by Congressman John Curtis to connect with his constituents throughout the summer.