Chen, Stephenie

Stephenie Chen is Senior Legal Counsel at the Greenlining Institute.

A “Separate but Equal” Internet?

By Stephanie Chen and Chris Brown
Greenlining Institute

Californians know better than anyone that in today’s world technology is the essential portal to information, and the old line that knowledge is power is truer than ever.  Information technology has the potential to be a great social and economic equalizer – but only if we preserve today’s open Internet.

That is not by any means a sure thing, and a U.S. Senate bill that would go a long way toward solving the problem hasn’t made progress. California’s representatives in Washington have a mixed record at best.