"The plan by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't expected to satisfy all proponents of 'net neutrality'—the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally—because it would still allow broadband providers to cut deals with content companies for special access to customers." -- Wall Street Journal, 10/30/2014
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the FCC is considering what they call a "hybrid" plan regarding net neutrality. That's Washingtonese for "not really net neutrality, but we want to call it that anyway."
Net neutrality is an all-or-nothing proposition, and it's how the Internet has always operated. Treating all content equally has made the Internet into an enormous platform for innovation and growth, and I hope the FCC recognizes that an end to net neutrality would mean an end to the Internet as we know it.
That's why I'm asking you to show your support for net neutrality. Join me and my colleagues in speaking out for an Internet that isn't ruled by the big service providers.
The FCC has received roughly 4 million comments regarding net neutrality.
The President has come out in favor of net neutrality, and I welcome his
commonsense proposal. We've got good momentum on this issue, but we
still have work to do to safeguard a free and open Internet.
The only people who stand to benefit from ending net neutrality are the CEOs and shareholders of the big service providers. Everyone else -- you, me, independent content producers, small businesses trying to bootstrap their way to the top of search results -- gets hurt.
You can't have just a little net neutrality -- either all content is equal, or none is. We need to let the FCC know that nothing short of full net neutrality is acceptable. Add your voice to mine and sign the petition.
Thanks for your support.