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Internet Society Statement on Network Neutrality Ruling in the United States

14 January 2014

The Internet Society released the following statement from Bob Hinden, Chair of the Internet Society Board of Trustees:
 
“Today, the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals in the United States issued a major decision with regards to the Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet rules.  

The Internet Society has consistently argued that the core principles of transparency, freedom of choice, and unimpeded access to content and applications should be at the heart of any policy action with respect to network neutrality.  
 
Notwithstanding the Court’s ruling today, these principles that have allowed the Internet to grow, scale, and connect people and ideas around the world remain valid.  Anything less would jeopardize the continued success and availability of the Internet as a tool for open communication and economic growth.
 
The Internet Society urges parties in the United States to keep a sharp focus on the need to create an environment that allows users to remain in control of their Internet experience, thus empowering them to participate in the open Internet.”

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