Today, the US Federal Communications Commission, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to completely dismantle net neutrality, remove the Title II classification and allow internet providers to do whatever they wish, including blocking, throttling, and prioritizing content.
Some tech companies like Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Facebook have kept a low profile in regards to the net neutrality fight so far, but there are many other companies speaking out against the FCC dismantling the net neutrality rules.
Here are what some companies are saying about today’s decision:
We’re disappointed in the decision to gut #NetNeutrality protections that ushered in an unprecedented era of innovation, creativity & civic engagement. This is the beginning of a longer legal battle. Netflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order.
— Netflix (@netflix) December 14, 2017
The @FCC's vote to gut #NetNeutrality rules is a body blow to innovation and free expression. We will continue our fight to defend the open Internet and reverse this misguided decision. https://t.co/TXTQWDiBNC
— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) December 14, 2017
Instead of a tweet, Mozilla released a blog post saying that the company “incredibly disappointed that the FCC voted this morning – along partisan lines – to remove protections for the open internet.” The company urged Congress and the courts to continue to fight on having an open internet for all.
— Mark Bergen (@mhbergen) December 14, 2017