Fearing Net Neutrality Changes, Teen Writes Gov. LePage. His Response: Read a Book.

January 4, 2018 AT 9:50 AM

Gov. Paul LePage had a one-sentence response to a 16-year-old who wrote to him worried about the repeal of net neutrality rules: Read a book.

According to the newspaper Village Soup in Knox County, Hope Osgood, a student at Camden Hills Regional High School, wrote the governor in November. She said she was concerned about the pending repeal of rules by the Federal Communications Commission that prohibited internet providers from speeding up websites they favor and blocking or throttling others.

According to the newspaper, Osgood later received a copy of her message with a handwritten note from the governor written on it. It said, “Pick up a book and read!” It was signed, “Governor.”

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