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OIC Statement on Publication of Open Internet Rules

Final publication of the FCC’s open Internet rules is an important chapter in the effort to protect openness for consumers and innovators on the internet.   More >

Open Internet Coalition Announces Inaugural "America's Got Net" Winner

Today the Open Internet Coalition announced Joseph Olesh the winner of the inaugural America’s Got Net competition, a nationwide YouTube contest highlighting the importance of the open Internet. The competition asked everyday Americans to create short videos, telling policymakers in Washington what the open Internet means to them and why it must be protected.

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Barry Diller: A neutral internet is vital to innovation and entrepreneurship

Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp, discusses the importance of an open internet to Fortune magazine.   More >

President Obama Embraces FCC Open Internet Rule

President Obama embraced the open Internet rulemaking at the Federal Communications Commission in his wide-ranging citizens' interview on YouTube.

"I’m a big believer in Net Neutrality …My FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has indicated that he shares the view that we’ve got to keep the Internet open, that we don’t want to create a bunch of gateways that prevent somebody who doesn’t have a lot of money but has a good idea from being able to start their next YouTube or their next Google on the Internet."

"This is something we’re committed to,” he continued. “We’re getting pushback, obviously, from some of the bigger carriers who would like to be able to charge more fees and extract more money from wealthier customers. But we think that runs counter to the whole spirit of openness that has made the Internet such a powerful engine for not only economic growth, but also for the generation of ideas and creativity."

The video is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP01t0Z4Hr8.   More >

 

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) believes a national broadband strategy requires open access networks and net neutrality. Click to learn more about NATOA’s broadband principles.

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More Americans are accessing the Internet over wireless devices than ever. Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America highlight the lack of price competition in the wireless data marketplace in letters to Senators Kohl, Klobuchar and Rockefeller.

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