Bruh by Claude J. Easy January 8, 2018
A lobbying group that represents Netflix just grabbed the FCC by the balls.
In a statement released on Friday, Internet Association’s President & CEO Michael Beckerman announced that it will “act as an intervenor” regarding the FCC’s net neutrality repeal.
The IA’s statement was released a day after the FCC submitted their final order. It’s starting to get real as the IA said they are looking to take legal action and provide as much legislative support as possible in the fight against the net neutrality repeal.
The move comes as a way of blocking FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his gang of unconstitutional fuckboys from dismantling a free and open internet.
Realize that if the net neutrality repeal succeeds certain websites will be blocked, access to certain websites will be slowed, and there will be a toll for access to certain types of content.
Beckerman’s full statement read,
“The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the will of a bipartisan majority of Americans and fails to preserve a free and open internet. IA intends to act as an intervenor in judicial action against this order and, along with our member companies, will continue our push to restore strong, enforceable net neutrality protections through a legislative solution.”
Netflix also followed up with an aggressive back neck to the FCC, posting to Twitter, “In 2018, the Internet is united in defense of #NetNeutrality. As for the FCC, we will see you in court.”
In 2018, the Internet is united in defense of #NetNeutrality. As for the FCC, we will see you in court. https://t.co/Ucf4H1xhne
— Netflix (@netflix) January 5, 2018
This is huge. Besides Netflix, the IA also represents around 40 other of the world’s most popular tech companies, including Google and Amazon.
According to Gizmodo, the IA would be a third party to the lawsuit and the court case wouldn’t ensue for a couple of months but other companies have 50 days to join the suit.
Funny thing is, three other companies already have. So far, nonprofit Public Knowledge, the open-internet advocacy group Free Press, and e-commerce giant Etsy are with the shits. Free Press President Craig Aaron told Gizmodo,
“We’ll be going to court soon to challenge the FCC and ramping up pressure on Congress to throw the rules out altogether… [FCC Chairman] Ajit Pai has awakened the public, now Net Neutrality is a kitchen-table issue, and the outcry is only going to get louder.”
Gizmodo also received a statement from Althea Erickson, Etsy’s head of advocacy and impact, which read,
“Etsy is continuing to fight for a free and open Internet; that’s why we intend to challenge Chairman Pai’s order in the courts…”
Ajit Pai and the FCC really thought they were going to get away with this but there is a whole a lot of gang shit going on. Net neutrality repeal isn’t going to be that easy and the companies that we love the most aren’t going to allow someone to dismantle a free internet.