Statement from the Developers Alliance on Revising Net Neutrality Rules

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Statement from the Developers Alliance on Revising Net Neutrality Rules

Washington, DC -- Developers Alliance President and CEO Jake Ward released the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality revision.

 “The Developers Alliance supports a stable environment that promotes innovation and business growth. Developers need an Internet – wired and wireless – that is open, competitive, stable, fast, and fair to all who use it. As the FCC is set to once again rewrite the rules governing the internet, it is past time for Congress to enact legislation to finally put the issue of Net Neutrality to rest to give developers and entrepreneurs the certainty they need to support future investment and innovation.

 “We should encourage the FCC to make way for congressional action to once and for all set the rules for digital economy and legacy telecom cooperation. Both government bodies and both political parties should consider the stabilizing value of legislation. After more than a decade, developers would relish the certainty that narrowly and carefully crafted bipartisan legislation could bring to this issue. More years of litigation will simply create uncertainty that will undermine developers’ efforts to innovate and invest in our technology future.

"We, as an industry, should call on Congress to put rules in place that keep the Internet open, encourage investment in networks, and that stick. We welcome a legislative discussion that will provide the certainty that developers crave."

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