Home / News I have a News Tip

Obama Reinforces Belief in Net Neutrality

Following his State of the Union Speech last week, Obama was asked a number of user-submitted questions via prepared via YouTube. Popular questions included the issue of open internet and neutrality, to which Obama responded:

"I'm a big believer in Net Neutrality. I campaigned on this. I continue to be a strong supporter of it. My FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has indicated that he shares the view that we've got to keep the Internet open, that we don't want to create a bunch of gateways that prevent somebody who doesn't have a lot of money but has a good idea from being able to start their next YouTube or their next Google on the Internet."

Related topics: Access Providers, Broadband, Net Neutrality, Policy & Regulation

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:


With people out of work, the mortgage Brett Glass  –  Feb 02, 2010 11:05 AM PDT

With people out of work, the mortgage bailout failing, and wages not only stagnant but declining, why was "network neutrality" claimed to be the "most asked" question regarding jobs and the economy? The most likely answer: it wasn't. Google's lobbyists — including Free Press (AKA "Save the Internet"), Public Knowledge, and the New America Foundation — stuffed the ballot box. (These groups have also "spammed" the docket in the FCC proceeding by submitting tens of thousands of identical boilerplate comments.) And since this was YouTube, which is owned by Google, it is likely that Google either looked the other way or had its thumb on the scale too. Sadly, it looks as if the DC lobbyists are playing the administration like a violin. People out here in the real world, beyond the Beltway, don't want to see the Internet regulated in such a way as to harm competition, increase prices, lower quality of service, or stifle innovation — all of which the proposed "network neutrality" rules would do.

To post comments, please login or create an account.

Related Blogs

Related News

Explore Topics

Promoted Post

Boston Ivy Gets Competitive With Its TLDs, Offers Registrars New Wholesale Pricing

With a mission to make its top-level domains available to the broadest market possible, Boston Ivy has permanently reduced its registration, renewal and transfer prices for .Broker, .Forex, .Markets and .Trading. more»

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

i2Coalition to Present Tucows CEO Elliot Noss With Internet Community Leadership Award

Michele Neylon Appointed Chair Elect of i2Coalition

2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast

MarkMonitor Supports Brand Holders' Efforts Regarding .Feedback Registry

Dyn Weighs In On Whois

IBCA Presentation to ICANN GAC on Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs

Domain Name .Africa Faces Hurdles - Q&A with Sophia Bekele

Video Interviews from ICANN 50 in London

DotConnectAfrica Delegates Attend the Kenya Internet Governance Forum

Neustar to Launch usTLD Stakeholder Council

Ofcom Benchmarking UK Broadband Performance Welcomed, But Needs Considerable Improvement

DotConnectAfrica Attends Transform Africa 2013 Summit in Rwanda

Comments and Questions by DCA Trust on .Africa at the ICANN-47 Public Forum, Durban SA

Dyn Research: CDN Adoption Across Our Customer Base

Neustar Chief Technology Officer Appointed to FCC's Technological Advisory Council

Neustar Expands Professional Services Offerings for Communications Service Providers

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Beijing

Reducing the Risks of BYOD with Nominum's Security Solution

Nominum and IBM Partner Around Big Data

Comments by DCA TRUST on ICANN Multi-Stakeholder Model and DCA's Contribution to ICANN Africa

Sponsored Topics