President Obama Backs Net Neutrality

In a statement this morning, President Obama expressed his support for net neutrality.

“Net neutrality” has been built into the fabric of the Internet since its creation — but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted. We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas. That is why today, I am asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to answer the call of almost 4 million public comments, and implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.

The President is asking the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a utility under Title II. This would allow the FCC the ability to enforce stronger regulations on the Internet service providers, preventing them from creating so-called “fast lanes”.

To see the President’s full statement click here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/net-neutrality#section-read-the-presidents-statement

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