For Immediate Release
Demand Progress Thanks President Obama for Support of Net Neutrality
WASHINGTON - This morning, President Obama came out in support of reclassifying consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Nearly four million people submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of strong Net Neutrality rules and Title II reclassification. The President is showing that he has heard the calls from the public and is standing up for free expression, innovation, and an open Internet.
The following statement can be attributed to David Segal, Executive Director of Demand Progress.
"The President has made it clear that he supports Title II reclassification as the best way to achieve Net Neutrality, an issue he campaigned on and has supported for years. This is a huge victory for the millions of Americans who have called for Title II reform, and a huge blow for the cable companies that seek to establish fast and slow lanes on the Internet. We are now one step closer to true Net Neutrality, and the onus is clearly on the FCC and Chairman Wheeler to ensure they deliver the Net Neutrality rules that the President and the public support."
Demand Progress was a lead organizer of the Internet Slowdown Day in September which drove over 700,000 comments to the FCC and nearly 300,000 calls and two million emails to Congress in one day. Demand Progress is also a lead organizer of the Net Neutrality hub BattlefortheNet.com and last week helped launch a call tool to drive thousands of calls to White House senior staffers.
Demand Progress works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, lobbying, and elections in the United States.