Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the full text of its new Open Internet order, commonly known as net neutrality order. The FCC voted on the long awaited net neutrality rules last month with a final vote of 3-2. Although the rules passed last month, the full text of the order hasn't been available until today.
After last month’s vote, a number of Internet groups came out in support of the FCC ruling. Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in support of the FCC’s passage of net neutrality rules last month:
“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.”