Netflix, Twitter and Google believe it’s not too late to fight for net neutrality
After joking, with very bad taste on the matter, Ajit Pai (resident of the Federal Communications Commission of the United States) announced a few hours ago that the plan that seeks to eliminate the neutrality of the network was approved.
All the forecasts were fulfilled, and we are facing a new scenario full of uncertainty. Obviously, many companies are worried about what may happen from now on, and some of them have expressed it publicly.
Twitter and the end of “freedom of expression”
A few minutes after knowing the result of the vote, Twitter assured that the decision of the FCC is “a way to end innovation and freedom of expression.” In any case, they declare that “they will continue to fight to defend an open Internet and reverse the current situation”.
Amazon “will continue to fight”
Through a tweet, Amazon states that “they met with the FCC before the vote . ” The company makes it clear that “they will continue to fight for strong laws on the neutrality of the network.” They conclude by declaring one of their biggest “priorities is to ensure that their clients can enjoy an open Internet.”
Facebook CTO: this is “disappointing and harmful”
Sheryl Sandberg, head of operations of the social network, published a statementin which she affirms that the decision made yesterday “is disappointing and harmful”. He continues to leave a door open to hope: ” We are already working with members of Congress to make the Internet free and open for everyone.”
The president of Microsoft speaks of the “danger” that we face
Brad Smith, president and CLO of Microsoft, published a tweet in which he talks about the “benefits that an open Internet brings to consumers, businesses and the economy in general . ” Believe all this is in “danger” after the elimination of net neutrality.
Reddit says that “ours must be heard”
Steve Huffman, CEO of the company , assures that Alexis Ohanian and he are “disappointed” by the vote of the FCC. He states that “they will continue to fight for a free and open Internet,” and it will be a fight “that will be longer than we expected”.
Netflix takes the side of innovators
Through a tweet published by the official account of the United States, the company claims to be also “disappointed” with a decision “unprecedented in the era of innovation . ” They proclaim that this “is the beginning of a very long legal battle”.
AT & T: “We do not block websites or censor content”
The US telecommunications company has published a statement in which they claim to have “worked for more than a decade” to provide a service in an “open and transparent” manner.
“We do not block websites, we do not censor online content or degrade traffic based on content.
Airbnb: goodbye to the tools that allow us to innovate
Brian Chesky, CEO of the company, published a tweet declaring that this decision is “disappointing and wrong”. He argues that “an open and free Internet” is the key to being able to innovate.
Mozilla: “the fight is not over”
The company has published a statement in which they declare that there is still much to be done: “the fight is not over, with our allies and users we will get Congress and the courts to fix these broken policies”.
Kickstarter asks you to revert this order
Along with a GIF that seems not to finish loading, Kickstarter said on Twitter that this vote is a blow to “creativity, innovation and freedom of expression.” They ask Congress to reverse this order, linking to BattleForTheNet.com so that everyone knows how to support this cause.
Imgur asks for collaboration
One of the largest portals of Internet images published a tweet with an image in which they also ask Congress to “cancel” this decision. They also point to Battle for the Net and add a number to which people can send messages to complain.
Google and the commitment to network neutrality
Google sent a statement to some journalists in which they claim to be committed to policies that were “working well” and “enjoyed” by most users. They conclude by making it clear that they will work together with all those who support the neutrality of the network.
As we can see, there are many important companies facing the controversial and worrisome decision of the FCC. It is also clear to us that there is a lot of work ahead and all Internet users must ensure that our voices are heard.