Sen. Whitehouse Applauds President’s Defense of Net Neutrality
Providence, RI – Today President Barack Obama released a statement calling on the Federal Communications Commission to ensure a free and open internet by upholding the principles of net neutrality and reclassifying consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act – a step which would enable the FCC to prevent internet service providers from creating “fast lanes” for certain websites. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who joined 11 other Senators on a letter to the FCC supporting Title II reclassification, released the statement below applauding the President’s action:
“A free and open internet that functions equally for all users and developers – from the biggest businesses to the smallest startups – is absolutely essential. It’s this principle that enabled Google to go from a small operation in a garage to one of the world’s iconic corporations, and that will allow the web to continue to serve as an incubator for innovation for generations to come. I thank the President for supporting this goal and for his strong advocacy on behalf of net neutrality.”
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I’m very excited about this. When the net first emerged I said it was a new public utility. Since then it’s become so commercialized, keeping the information highway open to everyone equally is the only way information can stay free.