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Net Neutrality: Statement by Consumers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 22 2009 (WASHINGTON, DC) The FCC today voted for a proposed rule-making notice on Net Neutrality. Consumers Union believes this vote could have a huge impact on every person and company that uses the Internet or does business online.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 22, 2009

The FCC today voted for a proposed rule-making notice on Net Neutrality. Joel Kelsey, Policy Analyst for Consumers Union, issued the following statement:

“Today’s notice by the FCC could have a huge impact on every person and company that uses the Internet or does business online. Companies that deliver the Internet should treat all content, sites and applications the same. No consumer should be punished with a slower download speed or a blocked webpage based on the whims of their service provider. The FCC made it clear today that the public and all sides involved will be able to participate in this transparent process. Even though today is just the starting line, we look forward to working with the FCC to make sure all Americans can continue to enjoy an open and competitive Internet.”

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