Statement Against FCC Net Neutrality Decision

Media Release

Washington, DC – In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s planned vote to dismantle net neutrality protections today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released the following statement, which may be attributed to David Levine, president, CEO and co-founder:

“The FCC’s vote today will give too much power to the largest internet service providers, while harming startups and small businesses. Congress must now find a solution to restore these important protections that ensure a fair and competitive internet for American businesses. We urge Congress to address this critical issue in 2018.”

ASBC published an open letter to FCC director Ajit Pai in August. The letter, co-signed by more than 500 U.S. businesses, explained how weakening or removing net neutrality protections would hurt the American economy. The letter stated, in part, “We are deeply concerned that the proposed regulatory changes to net neutrality will undermine free markets and competition on the Internet.”

More information about ASBC’s Net Neutrality campaign may be found here: http://asbcouncil.org/action-center/campaigns/net-neutrality

American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is a movement builder in partnership with the business and investor community. ASBN develops and advocates solutions for policymakers, business leaders, and investors that support an equitable, regenerative, and just economy that benefits all⁠ – people and planet. As a multi-issue, membership organization advocating on behalf of every business sector, size, and geography, ASBN and its association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks. ASBN was founded through the merger of the American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle.