7 Quotes That Perfectly Explain Why Net Neutrality is Important

Publishing

"The Internet came together as a miracle, really. Anyone with a wire can publish, we need to keep it that way."

Barry Diller

Accessibility

"Your ability to access a website depends on your desire to access the website and not the deals that the intermediaries have made with each other."

Cindy Cohn

Experimentation

"The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had."

Eric Schmidt

Free Speech

"Net neutrality was essential for our economy; it was essential to preserve freedom and openness, both for economic reasons and free speech reasons."

Julius Genachowski

Innovation & Creativity

"Net Neutrality is what makes the Internet so great - and so vital for innovation and creativity."

Justine Bateman

Unbiased

"I am a big advocate of what is known as net neutrality. This means that providers are compelled to transmit content without political or commercial pre-selection."

Thomas de Maiziere

Choice

"ISPs should not be able to engage in any sort of f*ckery that limits or manipulates the choices you make online."

John Oliver