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Big Tech Applauds White House Net Neutrality Move

The Internet Association says Obama's plan "would establish the strong net neutrality protections Internet users require."

Posted on November 10, 2014, at 12:27 p.m. ET

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WASHINGTON — The nation's biggest tech companies praised President Obama's net neutrality proposal announced Monday.

"As we have previously said, the [Federal Communications Commission] must adopt strong, legally sustainable rules that prevent paid prioritization and protect an open Internet for users," Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of The Internet Association, said in a statement sent to BuzzFeed News. "Using Title II authority, along with the right set of enforceable rules, the President's plan would establish the strong net neutrality protections Internet users require. We welcome the President's leadership, and encourage the FCC to stand with the Internet's vast community of users and move quickly to adopt strong net neutrality protections that ensure a free and open Internet."

The Internet Association represents some of the biggest names online, including Google, Facebook, Netflix, and eBay.

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