Twitter Pushing for Strict Net Neutrality Rules



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In the build-up to the FCC vote regarding net neutrality – which, despite taking place in the US, could have ramifications for the global web – Twitter has thrown its support behind regulating broadband services as a utility, much like other telecommunication services, rather than a business.

In a post on Twitter’s blog, Will Carty, Public Policy Manager at the social network, came out firmly on the side of Title II regulation for internet services, saying, “Empowering ‘lesser’ or historically less powerful voices to express themselves and be heard globally is at the core of Twitter’s DNA.”

Carty continued:

This openness promotes free and fair competition and fosters ongoing investment and innovation. We need clear, enforceable, legally sustainable rules to ensure that the Internet remains open and continues to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. This is the heart of Twitter. Without such net neutrality principles in place, some of today’s most successful and widely-known Internet companies might never have come into existence.

The Federal Communications Commission votes on net neutrality for internet services on 28th February.

Source: The Washington Post

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