The race for governor is heating up.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, who is currently polling third on the Democratic ticket is wading into the waters of net neutrality.
Net neutrality is a concept that aims to maintain a level playing field on the Internet between all users and publicly-owned internet.
His idea, in pre-event materials obtained by Daily Detroit, is that “MI-Fi is our solution; publicly owned broadband infrastructure can ensure that every household in rural and urban Michigan has the access they need, and protect net neutrality in our state.”
It’s billed as a policy for public broadband and to ensure net neutrality in Michigan.
This wouldn’t be a huge leap for El-Sayed. The candidate has positioned himself on the progressive side of the Democratic ticket and is also is pushing for free college tuition for Michigan families who make $150,000 or less.
El-Sayed is polling third behind front runner and entrepreneur Shri Thenadar and establishment favorite, former legislator Gretchen Whitmer.
We’re pulling together a panel to discuss it on our Daily Detroit News Byte podcast on Tuesday.