December 6, 2017 | News, Press Releases

Internet Association Calls For FCC To Vote Down Proposal To Gut Net Neutrality Protections

Beckerman to FCC: “On behalf of our companies, their employees and, most importantly, millions of users, we ask that you delay or vote against the draft Order.”

 

Washington, DC – Today, Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman sent a letter to Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Clyburn, O’Rielly, Carr, and Rosenworcel calling for the FCC to delay or vote against the draft Restoring Internet Freedom Order.

“The draft ‘Restoring Internet Freedom Order’ under consideration by the FCC undoes decades of bipartisan agreement on net neutrality principles and ends net neutrality as we know it. This draft Order ignores the wishes of tens of millions of Americans who, like us, have voiced their support for the 2015 Open Internet Order,” the letter states.

Internet Association supports the 2015 Open Internet Order that enshrined bright-line net neutrality rules that ban paid prioritization, blocking, throttling, and apply equally to mobile internet connections.

“IA and its members will continue our fight to preserve the 2015 Order and its strong, enforceable net neutrality protections. On behalf of our companies, their employees and, most importantly, millions of users, we ask that you delay or vote against the draft Order,” the letter concludes.

To read the full letter, click here.

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

Washington, DC — 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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Washington, DC — 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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