Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – November 1, 2005 – Web host and connectivity company, Earthlink, has issued a statement in favor of so-called ‘net neutrality’ and praising the FCC for its recent actions in the SBC and Verizon mergers.
Chris Putala, Executive Vice President for Public Policy at
EarthLink stated, ”We applaud today’s Federal Communications Commission decision that requires SBC and Verizon to offer Stand-Alone DSL as a condition for their separate merger approvals. As a result of this decision, more than 80 million consumers will now be able to take advantage of emerging Internet voice and data applications without also having to buy legacy wire-line local telephone service from their phone company.
Today’s FCC decision in favor of mandatory ‘net neutrality’ provisions helps guarantee the rights of all consumers to access the Internet content and applications they choose. EarthLink strongly believes that the promise of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and other IP-enabled services is vast. By requiring consumer safeguards, the FCC is fostering more Internet competition and innovation, which will directly benefit our economy and homeland security.”
EarthLink provides dial-up, high-speed, voice, web hosting, wireless, home networking and security serevices. To learn more about EarthLink, please visit: www.earthlink.net.