Obama Calls On FCC To Keep Internet 'Free and Open'
President Barack Obama made a strong statement opposing the FCC's direction on Net Neutrality. The President stated that the Internet should be kept "free and open."
In a statement released Monday, Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to maintain Net neutrality and ensure that Internet service providers (ISPs) are not allowed "to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas."
"That is why today, I am asking the Federal Communications Commission to answer the call of almost 4 million public comments, and implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality," President Obama said in the statement.
Although these are good words to hear, because the millions of people upset over this issue have received little acknowledgement. However, Obama's power is limited here because he cannot tell the FCC what to do, he can only make suggestions.