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Obama Affirms Commitment to Net Neutrality

Lora Bentley

As if we hadn't heard enough opinions already, a pretty big name in U.S. politics is weighing in on the net neutrality debate: President Obama.

 

In a followup to his State of the Union address, the president said:

I'm a big believer in net neutrality. I campaigned on this. I continue to be a strong supporter of it. My FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has indicated that he shares the view that we've got to keep the Internet open, that we don't want to create a bunch of gateways that prevent somebody who doesn't have a lot of money but has a good idea from being able to start their next YouTube or their next Google on the Internet.

The "crowd-sourced" interview was put together using questions submitted and voted on by YouTube users for five days following the State of the Union. The above statement came in response to the top question in the "jobs and economy category," which was submitted by James Earlywine, from Indianapolis, Ind.

 

Earlywine had asked, in part, "What is your commitment to keeping the Internet open and neutral in America?"


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