May 15, 2014 | News, Statements

Statement on FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal and Request for Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association’s President and CEO, Michael Beckerman issued the following statement regarding FCC’s proposal on net neutrality:

“The Internet Association supports strong nondiscrimination and no blocking rules to protect consumers, startups, and the continued innovation of the Internet economy. In the debate about keeping the Internet open there has been too much rhetoric surrounding the FCC’s legal tools. Protecting an open Internet, free from discriminatory or anticompetitive actions by broadband gatekeepers should be the cornerstone of Net Neutrality policy. The Internet Association will advocate for the FCC to use its full legal authority to enforce rules that lead to an open Internet — nothing should be taken off the table as this discussion evolves.

Broadband gatekeepers should not have the ability to create slow lanes and fast lanes on the Internet that discriminate against websites and harm users. We look forward to working with Chairman Wheeler and his fellow commissioners at the FCC to ensure that the Internet remains a vibrant platform for consumer choice and economic growth.”

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Statement in Support of Maryland Legislation HB 131

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association Vice President of State Government Affairs Dustin Brighton issued the following statement on Maryland House of Delegates Anti-SLAPP legislation…

Statement On The Revised Safe Harbor Agreement

Today, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the revised Safe Harbor agreement.

Announcing Recipients Of The Third Annual Congressional Internet Freedom Award

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association announced that Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) are the recipients of the 2016 Congressional Internet Freedom Award, the Internet Association’s highest recognition for excellence in public service…

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Washington, D.C. – Internet Association Vice President of State Government Affairs Dustin Brighton issued the following statement on Maryland House of Delegates Anti-SLAPP legislation…

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