The FCC Votes On Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015

This morning, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on the long awaited net neutrality rules. In the end, the vote was 3-2, largely falling along party lines. In response to the vote, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in support of the FCC’s passage of net neutrality rules:

“Today’s FCC vote on net neutrality is a welcome step in our effort to create strong, enforceable net neutrality rules that apply to both mobile and fixed broadband — banning paid prioritization, blocking, and discrimination online. The Internet Association remains outcome-oriented, and it looks forward to seeing the full text of the order to ensure that the end user experience and the free and open Internet is fully protected by the FCC’s action. Today will not be the end of the discussion. The Internet Association is prepared to work with all stakeholders to ensure that net neutrality rules are meaningful and lasting for Internet companies and users of today and tomorrow.”

The eBay Inc. Government Relations team has been actively involved in this issue on behalf of our customers for more than a decade.  In fact, the very first grassroots campaign we launched in 2005 ended up being the largest corporate grassroots campaign in history to that point (since eclipsed by our Internet sales tax grassroots efforts).  The eBay Inc. GR team is proud that our efforts - and those of our Main Street Members - over the last decade have helped those involved move towards a positive solution.

Click here to learn more about eBay Inc.’s position on net neutrality.