Statement Against FCC Net Neutrality Decision
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) is the leading business organization serving the public policy interests of responsible companies, their customers and other stakeholders. Founded in 2009, ASBC’s membership represents over 250,000 businesses in a wide range of industries. ASBC advocates for policy change and informs business owners, policymakers and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant, broadly prosperous, sustainable economy.