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Steve Huffman Co-founder and CEO of RedditIf we don’t have net neutrality protections that enforce tenets of fairness online, you give internet service providers the ability to choose winners and losers. This is not hyperbole.
Mark Zuckerberg CEO at FacebookNet neutrality is the idea that the internet should be free and open for everyone. If a service provider can block you from seeing certain content or can make you pay extra for it, that hurts all of us and we should have rules against it.
Cory Doctorow Writer, blogger, activist.The internet isn't nearly so important as racial injustice and vanquishing white supremacy, nor smashing patriarchy, nor rescuing our planet from looters and clmate vandals, nor feudal inequality: but EVERY ONE of those fights will be won or lost with the internet
Andrew Ng Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google BrainFCC's new "net neutrality" proposal is a horrible idea. Will hurt tech startups and users.
Brad Smith President and chief legal officer at MicrosoftThe open internet benefits consumers, business & the entire economy. That’s jeopardized by the FCC’s elimination of #netneutrality protections today.
Barack Obama Former President of United States of AmericaInternet providers have a legal obligation not to block or limit your access to a website. Cable companies can't decide which online stores you should shop at or which streaming services you can use. And they can't let any company pay for priority over its competitors.
Google See what the world searched for in 2017. #YearinSearch https://t.co/pwdvy3YA8uWe believe that consumers should continue to enjoy open on-ramps to the Internet. That means no Internet access provider should block or degrade Internet traffic, nor should they sell ‘fast lanes’ that prioritize particular Internet services over others. These rules should apply regardless of whether you’re accessing the Internet using a cable connection, a wireless service, or any other technolog... See More
Netflix US American entertainment companyNetflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order.
Steve Wozniak Co-Founder of Apple Inc, inventor of the personal computerFast lanes or “paid prioritization” create anti-competitive incentives for ISPs to favor their own services over those of their competitors. Though Pai thinks paid prioritization would somehow benefit consumers, allowing ISPs to make such arrangements would stifle innovation online and make it harder for the next great streaming service or social network to reach the market. This is not an idle wo... See More
Sen. Susan Collins US Senator, RepubblicanRepealing the 2015 net neutrality protections would cause immediate harm to the innovation economy. Access fees, fast lanes, and preferential treatment of content would undermine the openness of the internet and disproportionately hurt startups’ and small businesses’ ability to compete with entrenched incumbents.
Werner Vogels CTO and Vice President of Amazon.comI am extremely disappointed in the FCC decision to remove the #NetNeutrality protections. We'll continue to work with our peers, partners and customers to find ways to ensure an open and fair internet that can continue to drive massive innovation.
Sheryl Sandberg American technology executive, activist, and authorAn open internet is critical for new ideas and economic opportunity – and internet providers shouldn't be able to decide what people can see online or charge more for certain websites.
Brian Chesky CEO of AirBnBThe FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality is wrong & disappointing. A free & open internet is critical to innovation, an open society, & widespread access to economic empowerment
John Nichols American journalist and authorNet neutrality is the First Amendment of the Internet. It guarantees that speech is equal on the network of networks.
Mark Pocan U.S. Congressman, Democrat[The end of net neutrality] will hand the keys to our open internet to major corporations to charge more for a tiered system where wealthy and powerful websites can pay to have their content delivered faster to consumers. This leaves smaller, independent websites with slower load times and consumers with obstructed access to the internet—a particularly harmful decision for communities of color, st... See More
Internet Association United States political lobby formed by members of the Internet industryThere is little competition in the broadband service market, [this is] why we have these rules in the first place. There isn’t enough competition in the broadband market to trust that the companies will try to offer the best services.
Michael Copps Democrat, former FCC commissioner[Without net neutrality] our civic dialogue—the news and information upon which a successful self-governing society depends upon—would be further eroded. Telecom and media consolidation [will be] wreaked havoc with investigative journalism and [will have] turned political campaigns into a crass reality show and our “news” into bottom-feeding infotainment. I don’t believe democracy can survive on s... See More
Hector Perez Co-founder at AgreelistIf telecom operators choose which services you have access, small companies won't be able to compete fairly with established ones. Innovation - and freedom of speech - will be diminished.
Ajit Pai Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission[By repealing net neutrality] we are helping consumers and promoting competition. Broadband providers will have more incentive to build networks, especially to underserved areas
Robert M. McDowell Repubblican, former FCC Commissionerthe restoration of the Clinton-era rules will have produced more abundance in the entire Internet ecosphere, more consumer choices, lower prices per bit per second and innovations we can’t even imagine today. The Internet will remain robust, vibrant, open and freedom-enhancing
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