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Right now, Americans live in a country where the companies that control our access to the internet face little-to-no oversight. In most states, these companies can throttle your service—or that of, say, a fire department fighting the largest wildfire in state history. They can block a service they don’t like. In addition to charging you for access to the internet, they can charge services for access to you, driving up costs artificially. Making matters worse, most of us have little choice of home broadband providers, and many have only one—a perfect monopoly. We are badly in need of a federal response in the form of net neutrality protections. Thankfully, a new bill brings us that much closer.