Statement Against FCC Net Neutrality Decision

Media Release

Washington, DC – In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s planned vote to dismantle net neutrality protections today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released the following statement, which may be attributed to David Levine, president, CEO and co-founder:

“The FCC’s vote today will give too much power to the largest internet service providers, while harming startups and small businesses. Congress must now find a solution to restore these important protections that ensure a fair and competitive internet for American businesses. We urge Congress to address this critical issue in 2018.”

ASBC published an open letter to FCC director Ajit Pai in August. The letter, co-signed by more than 500 U.S. businesses, explained how weakening or removing net neutrality protections would hurt the American economy. The letter stated, in part, “We are deeply concerned that the proposed regulatory changes to net neutrality will undermine free markets and competition on the Internet.”

More information about ASBC’s Net Neutrality campaign may be found here: http://asbcouncil.org/action-center/campaigns/net-neutrality

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) partners with business organizations and companies to advocate for solutions and policies that support an equitable, sustainable, stakeholder economy. We are a multi-issue, business organization advocating on behalf of all sectors, sizes, and geographies of industry. ASBC and our association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks.

We are coalition-focused in our approach to solving the pervasive and systemic issues of climate and energy, infrastructure, circular economy, and creating an inclusive stakeholder economy, all seen through the lens of racial equity and justice. We are changing the rules by which business is done so it is better for all people and the environment