NYC Council Member Ben Kallos Lauds FCC Net Neutrality Rules

 

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February 26, 2015

 

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NYC Council Member Ben Kallos Lauds FCC Net Neutrality Rules

New York, NY – In the wake of the FCC ruling on net neutrality, New York City Council Member and free and open source software developer Ben Kallos said:

"Universal broadband is best supported by a free and open Internet, which the FCC guaranteed today by reclassifying the Internet as a utility.

As a city of more than 8.4 million residents, over a third of whom are foreign born, New York has long advocated for Net Neutrality. Our growing tech industry, which has brought a new wave of middle class jobs back to New York, relies on the equality of access that the FCC granted today.

In addition to the FCC, thank you to President Obama, Governor Cuomo, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and my colleagues in the City Council, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Corey Johnson, Karen Koslowitz, Stephen Levin, Antonio Reynoso, Ydanis Rodriguez, and Ruben Wills, as well as the nearly four million Americans who submitted public comments to the FCC, for helping to protect the Internet’s foundation of democracy and equality.”

Background:

Council Member Kallos authored comment to the FCC in favor of net neutrality, co-signed by nine members, as covered in the Washington Post. They joined local legislatures across the nation to urge the FCC to enact robust rules.

Council Member Kallos introduced a resolution in support of Chairman Tom Wheeler's rules proposal, urging the FCC to vote in favor of protecting the open Internet.