Advertisement
News
Advertisement

Obama: I Care Deeply about 'Net Neutrality'

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:08am
AP

Obama says it's an issue he cares deeply about, partly because his campaign was powered by an Internet that was free of commercial barriers.WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. government is exploring options for keeping the Internet free and open after a federal court set aside rules designed to do just that.

A three-judge panel earlier this month set aside rules intended to ensure that the transmission of Internet content be treated equally, without priority given to some types of traffic over others. Obama says it's an issue he cares deeply about, partly because his campaign was powered by an Internet that was free of commercial barriers.

He says a court's decision must be respected, at least initially, but that the Federal Communications Commission is examining its options. Those options include appealing the court's decision or coming up with a new set of rules.

Obama commented January 31, 2014, during a chat on Google Plus Hangout.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Topics

Advertisement

Share this Story

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading