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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Letter to House Ed & Workforce Committee Urging Changes to FERPA Update

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association sent a letter to the leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and sponsors of the Student Privacy Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 3157). The letter calls for revisions to controversial provisions in the Student Privacy Protections Act 2015 (H.R. 3157). The revisions are necessary to safeguard the user data and privacy of students and their families, while creating a strong national standard that the industry can work with.

Video: It’s Time to Stop Patent Trolls

BECKERMAN: “It’s hard to fully appreciate the damage patent trolls inflict on businesses of all sizes. It is time for Congress to solve this problem by passing patent reform legislation this year.”     WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association released a video featuring Van Lindberg, Rackspace Vice President of Intellectual Property, explaining theRead more »

The Internet Association And Its Members Host After-School All-Stars STEM Summer Camp, Highlight Opportunities Across Tech Industry

This week, the Internet Association, in partnership with several of its member companies, hosted 40 middle school students from low-income communities in New York City and Newark participating in the After School All Star’s STEM CampUS.

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association sent a letter to the leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and sponsors of the Student Privacy Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 3157). The letter calls for revisions to controversial provisions in the Student Privacy Protections Act 2015 (H.R. 3157). The revisions are necessary to safeguard the user data and privacy of students and their families, while creating a strong national standard that the industry can work with.

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