Senate Votes to Preserve Open and Accessible Internet
Moments ago, the United States Senate voted in favor of preserving an open and accessible internet. This is an important victory for musicians and other entrepreneurs, as it helps to ensure competition and free expression online.
We’d like to thank the thousands of musicians who have gone on record at the Federal Communications Commission, in Congress and elsewhere in support of these basic and necessary rules. We’ve always known that artists care about these issues, but it’s truly remarkable to see so many step up and make their voices heard.
There are still challenges ahead: telecommunications and cable companies are taking the fight to the courts, where final outcomes are anything but certain. Nevertheless, we see today’s Senate vote as a fundamental recognition of the importance of an internet where individual creators, innovators and entrepreneurs can compete right alongside the biggest companies.
Thanks to everyone in the music community for your support on this crucial issue.
For more information on access and innovation for musicians, visit our Rock the Net page.