Google and Facebook will join the suit against the abolition of net neutrality

Google and Facebook will join the suit against the abolition of net neutrality

The Internet Association, a trade group representing such Internet giants as Google and Facebook, announced on Friday that it will join the growing list of supporters of net neutrality who are planning to sue the Federal communications Commission (FCC) to stop the abolition of the protection of consumer rights to free Internet.

«The final version of the order of the Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai, as expected, removes the protection of net neutrality for consumers,» — said in a statement, President and group CEO Michael Beckerman. «This decision defies the majority of Americans in support of various political forces, and cannot preserve a free and open Internet.»

Google and Facebook will join the suit against the abolition of net neutrality

Within the trading group also includes Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft and Netflix.

Recall that the final text of the document, introducing the new rules of Internet use Pai published on Thursday. Order cancels all previous requirements to Internet service providers requiring them to treat all web traffic.

Pai argues that the rules adopted in 2015, was too heavy to run and that existing laws are sufficient to ensure a free Internet. But supporters of net neutrality believe that neutrality is necessary in order not to allow service providers to abuse their access to the Internet in order to generate additional income through advertising and other tools.

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