In light of the national debate regarding net neutrality, we want to take a moment to let our customers know that Sparklight supports net neutrality provisions for an Open Internet.
As a provider of broadband internet service in more than 200 communities across the U.S., we've always been committed to an Open Internet that gives you the freedom to be in charge of your online experience. And that will not change. We firmly stand by that commitment because it is good for our customers and good for our business.
As we have stated previously, our customers will continue to be able to visit any lawful sites that they choose; Sparklight does not block, throttle or discriminate against lawful content; and Sparklight is not creating Internet fast lanes for certain companies and has no plans to enter into paid prioritization agreements. We are committed to continuing to manage our business and network with the goal of providing the best possible consumer experience.
Sparklight has invested more than $770 million over the past 5 years on new technology, upgrading our fiber optic network, and introducing products and services to give our customers the Internet speed, capacity and services they need, and we will continue to do so.