March 6, 2019, Washington, DC—Jim Doyle, President of Business Forward, issued the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the Save the Internet Act of 2019.
“I commend Chairman Pallone and his Committee for taking this step. Net neutrality affects everyone, but it is critical to small businesses and start-ups. To pass their bill, the Bill’s sponsors will need Republican votes. To win Republican votes, they may need to make some changes, particularly to Title II. We may face a choice between a compromise bill and no bill. If so, most business leaders would prefer some action to no action.”
Business Forward has organized hundreds of briefings across the country on technology and innovation, collecting recommendations from local business leaders on a range of issues, from how to protect IP to helping small businesses use the internet to find new markets. Business Forward recently released an issue brief “The High Cost of Doing Nothing on Net Neutrality” explaining why net neutrality matters and how we can achieve it.
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