White House: A Free and Open Internet


Earlier Thursday, the FCC voted in favor of a strong net neutrality rule to keep the Internet free and open.

That happened, in part, because millions of Americans stood up and made their voices heard — by adding their names to petitions, submitting public comments, and talking with other people about why this matters.

The FCC just voted in favor of a strong net neutrality rule to keep the Internet open and free. That happened because millions of Americans across the country didn’t just care about this issue: You stood up and made your voices heard, whether by adding your names to petitions, submitting public comments, or talking with the people you know about why this matters. Read a special thank-you message from the President below:

Today’s FCC decision will protect innovation and create a level playing field for the next generation of entrepreneurs–and it wouldn’t have happened without Americans like you.
More than 4 million people wrote in to the FCC, overwhelmingly in support of a free and fair internet. Countless others spoke out on social media, petitioned their government, and stood up for what they believe.
I ran for office because I believed that nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change. That’s the backbone of our democracy–and you’ve proven that this timeless principle is alive and well in our digital age.
So to all the people who participated in this conversation, I have a simple message:
Thank you,
Barack Obama