Letter to Senator Gardner Regarding Joint Resolution 34 - 20170330
Senator Cory Gardner
United States Senate
354 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
March 30, 2017
I am really disappointed with your vote on Senate Joint Resolution 34. I believe that broadband
consumer privacy is extremely important.
I am an avid Google and Facebook user and understand that these services harvest my personal
information to sell targeted advertising. In exchange for this allowance though, these companies
provide me with powerful free services that I use to create, socialize, and communicate.
By contrast, the dominant broadband service provider in Colorado, Comcast/Xfinity, charges me
expensive monthly rates for restrictively bundled services. Additionally, Comcast/Xfinity frequently
raises their prices without providing tangible service improvements.
Your vote on Senate Joint Resolution 34 has given broadband providers a new way to exploit their
customers (your constituents).
To remain online I must continue to pay their monopolistic monthly access fees while they also
monetize my personal browsing information. You have given Comcast/Xfinity a powerful new
revenue stream without any expectation that they will reduce their prices or improve their service
The people of Colorado deserve better!
Please do not send me one of your silly stock responses championing some nonsense about
deregulation. I am not interested.
Your vote speaks for itself; you have put the interests of internet service providers above those of
946 Shavano Peak Drive
Superior, CO 80027