November 21, 2017 | News, Statements

Statement On Chairman Ajit Pai’s Plan To Gut Net Neutrality Protections 

BECKERMAN: “Chairman Pai’s proposal, if implemented, represents the end of net neutrality as we know it…”

 

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality protections:

“Chairman Pai’s proposal, if implemented, represents the end of net neutrality as we know it and defies the will of millions of Americans who support the 2015 Open Internet Order. This proposal undoes nearly two decades of bipartisan agreement on baseline net neutrality principles that protect Americans’ ability to access the entire internet.

“The 2015 Order created bright-line, enforceable net neutrality protections that guarantee consumers access to the entire internet and preserve competition online. This proposal fails to achieve any of these objectives. Consumers have little choice in their ISP, and service providers should not be allowed to use this gatekeeper position at the point of connection to discriminate against websites and apps.

“Internet Association and our members will continue our work to ensure net neutrality protections remain the law of the land.”

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Internet Association Hires Director Of Diversity And Inclusion Policy And Counsel

Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today announced that Sean Perryman joined the organization as Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Counsel. Perryman previously served on the Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as counsel and IT/cybersecurity subcommittee liaison, where he developed technology policy positions in the areas of Read more »

Internet Association Lists letgo As Newest Member

Washington, DC – Internet Association today welcomed letgo – the largest and fastest growing app to buy and sell locally – as the organization’s newest member. letgo has quickly become one of America’s most popular apps by making it simple for people to sell what they don’t need and find great deals nearby on anything Read more »

Statement In Support Of Rejoining TPP

Jordan Haas released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump had instructed the NEC and USTR to look into rejoining TPP.

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Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today announced that Sean Perryman joined the organization as Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Counsel. Perryman previously served on the Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as counsel and IT/cybersecurity subcommittee liaison, where he developed technology policy positions in the areas of Read more »

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