Nov 23, 2017

Facebook, Google and start-ups oppose net neutrality U-turn

Technology giants Google and Facebook have joined forces with start-ups to criticise US plans to alter net neutrality rules. "Facebook said:"We are disappointed that the proposal announced this week by the FCC fails to maintain the strong net neutrality protections that will ensure the internet remains open for everyone. "We also depend on an open internet - including enforceable net neutrality rules that ensure big cable companies can't discriminate against people like us." "Without net neutrality, the incumbents who provide access to the internet would be able to pick winners or losers in the market." In a blog post, ComCast's chief diversity officer wrote: "Comcast has already made net neutrality promises to our customers, and we will continue to follow those standards, regardless of the regulations in place."

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