February 3, 2017 | News, Statements

Statement On Zero-Rating Enforcement

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on zero-rating enforcement:

“Protecting consumers and competition is what net neutrality is all about. While zero-rating can meet the consumer protection standards of meaningful net neutrality rules, when done improperly or left unchecked it can also be harmful to consumers and stifle competition online. Properly designed zero-rating programs – such as those that do not unfairly advantage content owned by an ISP – can promote consumer choice without harming competition among apps. Artificially low data caps create false scarcity, which instills an appearance of value in a zero-rating program while harming consumers.”

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New Report Finds Weakened Intermediary Liability Protections Will Cost 4.25 Million Jobs And Nearly Half A Trillion Dollars In The Next Decade

BECKERMAN: “This first-of-its-kind report affirms the critical role intermediary liability laws play in driving U.S. economic growth, innovation, and the best online experience for consumers.”   Washington, DC – Today, Internet Association released a new analysis that found reducing intermediary liability safe harbor protections would cost the U.S. 4.25 million jobs and reduce GDP by Read more »

Statement On Gina Woodworth’s Departure From IA

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on Gina Woodworth’s departure from IA.

Internet Association Releases White Paper Highlighting Principles And Policies Necessary To Protect Net Neutrality

IA today released “Principles to Preserve and Protect an Open Internet” that details baseline net neutrality principles and policies needed to protect consumers and preserve the virtuous circle of broadband innovation.

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BECKERMAN: “This first-of-its-kind report affirms the critical role intermediary liability laws play in driving U.S. economic growth, innovation, and the best online experience for consumers.”   Washington, DC – Today, Internet Association released a new analysis that found reducing intermediary liability safe harbor protections would cost the U.S. 4.25 million jobs and reduce GDP by Read more »

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