President Obama wants to reclassify the internet as a utility, according to a new statement from the White House. This would allow the Federal Communications Committee to enforce heavier restrictions on it and protect net neutrality.

“The time has come for the FCC to recognize that broadband service is of the same importance and must carry the same obligations as so many of the other vital services do,” President Obama wrote in his statement.

President Obama is officially support net neutrality, writing that internet service providers should not be allowed to control, or “pick winners and losers” in the online marketplace.