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Obama's 2007 Stance on Net Neutrality

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April 23, 2014

Via Daring Fireball, Anne Broache back in 2007 on Obama's pledge to support net neutrality:

The question, selected through an online video contest, was posed via video by small-business owner and former AT&T engineer Joe Niederberger, a member of the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org. He asked Obama: "Would you make it a priority in your first year of office to reinstate Net neutrality as the law of the land? And would you pledge to only appoint FCC commissioners that support open Internet principles like Net neutrality?"

"The answer is yes," Obama replied. "I am a strong supporter of Net neutrality."

Today, not only is the chairman of the FCC a former venture capitalist and lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry, but he and his agency are proposing rules which severely threaten the neutrality of the internet.