For Immediate Release
Statement Against FCC Net Neutrality Decision
WASHINGTON - 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, “The open internet has made it possible for us to rely on a free market where each of us has the chance to bring our best business ideas to the world without interference or seeking permission from any gatekeeper first.”
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 advocates for policy change and informs business owners and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant, sustainable economy. Through its national member network, it represents more than 250,000 business owners, executives and investors from a wide range of industries.