April 25, 2014 | News, Statements

Statement Regarding FCC’S Announcement on Net Neutrality Proposal

Tonight, The Internet Association’s President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement regarding the FCC’s announcement on the net neutrality proposal:

“The Internet Association supports enforceable net neutrality rules to ensure that the Internet remains open and free from discriminatory or anticompetitive actions by broadband gatekeepers. We look forward to seeing Chairman Wheeler’s full proposal and will reserve comments based on a complete review until then. However, we are concerned with reports that indicate that the proposed policies risk departing from the history of the free and open Internet by allowing broadband gatekeepers to decide what websites run the fastest. We do not believe that type of policy is consistent with our support for an open Internet founded on consumer choice and innovation. 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 Announcing Intention To Intervene In Judicial Action To Preserve Net Neutrality Protections

Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Online Election Advertising Proposal

Albany, NY — John Olsen, Internet Association Executive Director for the State of New York, issued the following statement on Gov. Cuomo’s online election advertising proposal: “Internet Association commends Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for starting a discussion about how to ensure greater transparency in online election advertising. IA is working with Federal policymakers on Read more »

Statement On Rep. Nadler’s Appointment As Ranking Member Of The House Judiciary Committee

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the election of Rep. Jerry Nadler as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee: “The internet industry congratulates Rep. Nadler on his election as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler has a long track record of leadership on internet issues and Read more »

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Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

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