Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 20. (Aaron Bernstein/Reuters)

Regarding the Nov. 22 front-page article "FCC moves to end net neutrality standard":

I hope the Federal Communications Commission will reconsider. Ending net neutrality would open the floodgate for monopolistic behavior, as large companies would then have the ability to pay to block competitors and to therefore fix prices. It would prevent the emergence of new businesses and would clearly not be in the best interest of the consumer. The restraint of trade would probably be in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and contrary to the FCC's mission of "supporting the nation's economy by ensuring an appropriate competitive framework for the unfolding of the communications revolution."

Without net neutrality, pharmaceutical companies could also be able to block news of new cures and alternative, lower-priced medicines. An unethical president or person of considerable wealth could create a news environment filled with falsehoods and propaganda. FCC, please do the right thing and keep net neutrality.

Karen Mitrano Snyder, Bethesda