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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New Trade Report Highlights Role Of The Internet As A Platform For Global Trade

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Internet Association Announces Recipients of First Annual California Internet Champions Award

Sacramento, CA – The Internet Association announced today that California Assembly Members Ian Calderon and Henry T. Perea are being honored as 2014 Internet Champions for their advocacy and leadership on Internet-related issues in the State Legislature…

Orlando Ridesharing Ordinance Will Limit Consumer Choice In Transportation

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BECKERMAN: “It is time U.S. trade policy reflects the integral role that digital trade and the Internet plays in our modern economy.”   Washington, D.C. — Today, the Internet Association released a report highlighting the importance of the Internet economy to global trade, and brought three small business owners to Capitol Hill to illustrate the importanceRead more »

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