9 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

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

Comedic Relief

 "After President Obama announced his support for net neutrality yesterday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz tweeted that 'Net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet.' While Ted Cruz continues to be the Taylor Swift of not getting over Obamacare."

- Jimmy Fallon

Lyrical Ingenuity

 “We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity. Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here.”

- John Perry Barlow

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

“There is no free expression when you have to pay extra to stand on the soap box.”

- Thor Benson

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

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