Large technology companies call to ensure net neutrality




Nearly 150 high technology and Internet companies, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Yahoo and eBay, the Federal Communications Commission in the United States to ensure. A “free and open internet”

The companies have filed their request in an open letter addressed to the FCC. The letter was signed by nearly 150 companies, including for example, Reddit, Mozilla, iFixit, DuckDuckGo and Dropbox. “Instead of allowing individualized bargaining and discrimination, should the rules of the Commission and Internet users, to protect against block, discriminate and prioritize paid for both fixed and mobile platforms,” ​​write the companies. They also found that the market for Internet services should be more transparent. “These rules are essential for the future of the Internet,” they explain.

The technology and Internet companies respond to their call for a new netneutraliteitsvoorstel where the FCC on May 15 will decide about. Would allow so-called fast lanes this proposal: if the plan goes ahead, cable operators may provide certain services through faster if the companies pay back those services before. Thus, for example to pay for rapid transmission of YouTube and Netflix for its video service. Google “If this is true it is a major threat to the Internet,” write the companies. Incidentally, calling some committee to postpone the vote writes CNet.


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