Boston and 57 other communities across the United States have taken a stand to protect Net Neutrality.

Fifty-eight mayors and county elected officials signed a letter addressed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The letter opposes a recent proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The proposal, called “Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order,” would roll back current Net Neutrality protections.

Net Neutrality protections prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from interfering with your Internet content.

Current protections prevent corporations from creating “fast lanes.” This means one website can’t pay to load faster than another. It also means consumers don’t have to pay more to access a certain site.

These protections prevent companies from slowing down or blocking competing content and services.