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This article was published on February 23, 2015

Twitter backs the FCC’s net neutrality plans

Twitter backs the FCC’s net neutrality plans

Twitter has published a blog post in support of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality proposal, which is set to be approved on Thursday.

The statement, penned by the company’s public policy manager, Will Carty (@WRDCarty) says:

“We need clear, 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 todays most successful and widely known internet companies might never have come into existence.”

Twitter previously lobbied for the proposals through The Internet Association, a trade body that also counts Google, Facebook and Amazon among its members.

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