Twitter fully backs FCC’s new plan to net neutrality

Twitter fully backs FCC's new plan to net neutrality

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This plan is going to prevent the ISPs from speeding up a few websites at the expense of others

Twitter has voiced its full support for FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan which asks for the imposition of net neutrality which will be facing a vote on Thursday. Meanwhile, the social networking giant has been speaking in full support of the plan, talking of its benefits which will bring free communications and an open internet. We are still to see what other major platforms think about the plan but Twitter at least has taken its side on treating the Internet providers more like traditional phone service.

Twitter’s blog post says that it has stood up for this since long when it backed the “common sense net neutrality rules” with Internet Association ( a Washington based trade group) but the support campaign has been going further now.

“Safeguarding the historic open architecture of the internet and the ability for all users to ‘innovate without permission’ is critical to American economic aspirations and our nation’s global competitiveness. These rules also have important implications for freedom of expression,” said the company in a blog post.

This plan is essentially going to stop the ISPs from speeding up some websites at the expense of others and with Twitter adopting the plan, the company has assumed its significant role of a media company.

“This openness promotes free and fair competition and fosters ongoing investment and innovation … Without such net neutrality principles in place, some of today’s most successful and widely-known Internet companies might never have come into existence.”

The concept of ‘fast lanes’ gives an unfair advantage to the wealthier firms at the cost of the smaller firms and being an advocate of free speech, Twitter has firmly spoken up against the practice. Twitter’s public policy manager, Will Carty, wrote in his blog post, “Empowering ‘lesser’ or historically less powerful voices to express themselves and be heard globally is at the core of Twitter’s DNA.”

source: Twitter


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