April 26, 2017 | News, Statements

Statement on FCC Chairman Pai’s Proposed Net Neutrality Plan

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in response to the net neutrality plan announced today by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai:

“The current FCC net neutrality rules are working and these consumer protections should not be changed. Consumers pay for access to the entire internet free from blocking, throttling, or paid prioritization. The existing 2015 Open Internet Order protects consumers from ISPs looking to play gatekeeper or prioritize their own content at the expense of competition online. Rolling back these rules or reducing the legal sustainability of the Order will result in a worse internet for consumers and less innovation online.

“The internet industry remains united and focused on outcomes. Net neutrality must be a bipartisan issue because it facilitates and fosters long term certainty, investment, and competition online. Robust net neutrality rules benefit all players in the ecosystem by attracting more people to the web and increasing demand for internet connections.

“The internet industry is continuing our efforts to defend the existing rules on the books at the FCC. It is also important for Republicans and Democrats in Congress to ensure rules survive long term with strong FCC enforcement. The internet industry will work with all stakeholders to guarantee that consumers continue to benefit from strong net neutrality rules.”

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IA Statement On San Francisco City Attorney’s Lawsuit To Prevent Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing At SFO

Sacramento, CA — Internet Association Vice President, State Government Affairs Robert Callahan issued the following statement on the San Francisco City Attorney’s lawsuit to prevent peer-to-peer car sharing at SFO: “It is unfortunate that San Francisco’s City Attorney chose to block innovation and competition in the car sharing market at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Read more »

Internet Association Announces 2017 Internet Champions In California

Sacramento, CA – Internet Association today announced California Senator Steven Bradford (D-35), Senator Henry Stern (D-27), and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-37) as 2017 California Internet Champions for their leadership and advocacy on internet-related issues in the State Legislature. “Senator Bradford, Senator Stern, and Assemblymember Limón are champions of the internet economy. Their leadership on internet Read more »

IA Calls For Senate To Act To Preserve Net Neutrality Protections

Internet Association today called for the Senate to preserve a free and open internet with strong, enforceable net neutrality protections.

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Sacramento, CA — Internet Association Vice President, State Government Affairs Robert Callahan issued the following statement on the San Francisco City Attorney’s lawsuit to prevent peer-to-peer car sharing at SFO: “It is unfortunate that San Francisco’s City Attorney chose to block innovation and competition in the car sharing market at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Read more »

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