Americans across the country are watching the contentious debate on net neutrality. Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal their 2015 Title II Order.
This issue will impact everyone throughout the internet ecosystem – from internet service providers to content hosts, app developers to internet users – and each has a position on the merits of an open internet and how it should be implemented. Here’s where we stand on net neutrality.
ACT | THE APP ASSOCIATION STRONGLY SUPPORTS NET NEUTRALITY
- The App Association has long been an advocate for net neutrality. We believe in the principles that preserve the internet as a platform for free speech, commerce, and innovation. And we believe open internet principles should not be subject to the differing agendas of various administrations.
- In July, we submitted comments to the FCC outlining our support for net neutrality principles.
WE CALL ON CONGRESS TO CODIFY THE PRINCIPLES OF NET NEUTRALITY
- We urge Congressional action to secure the principles of net neutrality and prevent the regulatory whiplash of conflicting open internet frameworks. No one benefits from uncertainty, and the success of app developers across the country is placed in jeopardy without clear rules on net neutrality requirements. We pledge to work with Congress to develop and secure a rational framework to maintain an open internet.
- Here is our take on the role of Congress in preserving the principles of net neutrality.
In a world of constant innovation and change, we need clear, unwavering rules that allow the internet to serve as a platform for information and a catalyst for growth for everyone.