February 4, 2015 | News, Statements

Statement on Chairman Wheeler’s Net Neutrality Announcement

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality announcement in Wired:

“Internet companies are pleased to hear that Chairman Wheeler intends to enact strong, enforceable, and legally sustainable net neutrality rules that include bright-line rules that ban paid prioritization, blocking, and discrimination online. The details and implementation of the proposal matter, and we look forward to seeing the text of the order to ensure that a free and open Internet is fully protected. The Internet Association remains results oriented, and it is essential that the end result protect the user experience as a first priority.

“We thank Chairman Wheeler for including equal treatment of wireless and fixed broadband connections in his proposal. There is only one Internet, and users expect that they be able to access an uncensored Internet regardless of how they connect. It is also important that broadband gatekeepers not use interconnection as a chokepoint to thwart net neutrality protections by degrading consumer access and harming online services.”

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Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Tim Westergren of Pandora

Pandora Founder & CEO Tim Westergren talks with Variety Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent Janko Roettgers about being a musician’s musician and the future of Pandora and streaming music at the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Conference.

Virtuous Circle Fireside Chat: Travis Kalanick & Arianna Huffington

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks with Arianna Huffington, Founder of Thrive Global, at the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Conference.

Statement On Election Of Rep. Walden As Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman

Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on Rep. Greg Walden’s (R-OR-2) election as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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