Net Neutrality

Statement from the Developers Alliance on Revising Net Neutrality Rules

Contact: Chris Grimm -- cgrimm@appdevelopersalliance.org

Statement from the Developers Alliance on Revising Net Neutrality Rules

Washington, DC -- Developers Alliance President and CEO Jake Ward released the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality revision.

 “The Developers Alliance supports a stable environment that promotes innovation and business growth. Developers need an Internet – wired and wireless – that is open, competitive, stable, fast, and fair to all who use it. As the FCC is set to once again rewrite the rules governing the internet, it is past time for Congress to enact legislation to finally put the issue of Net Neutrality to rest to give developers and entrepreneurs the certainty they need to support future investment and innovation.

 “We should encourage the FCC to make way for congressional action to once and for all set the rules for digital economy and legacy telecom cooperation. Both government bodies and both political parties should consider the stabilizing value of legislation. After more than a decade, developers would relish the certainty that narrowly and carefully crafted bipartisan legislation could bring to this issue. More years of litigation will simply create uncertainty that will undermine developers’ efforts to innovate and invest in our technology future.

"We, as an industry, should call on Congress to put rules in place that keep the Internet open, encourage investment in networks, and that stick. We welcome a legislative discussion that will provide the certainty that developers crave."

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Statement from the Developers Alliance on Congressional Consideration of Open Internet Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Chris Grimm - Chris@appappliance.org

Washington, DC -- Developers Alliance President and CEO Jake Ward released the following statement regarding Congressional consideration of open Internet rules.

“The Developers Alliance supports a stable environment that promotes innovation and business growth. Developers need an Internet – wired and wireless – that is open, competitive, stable, fast, and fair to all who use it. A set of rules, established by Congress, will finally put the issue of Net Neutrality to rest, and support future investment and innovation.

“The torturing of the 1934 Communications Act to force it to accommodate the Internet has been painful to watch. Rather than viewing the FCC as abandoning the field, we should encourage them to make way for congressional action to once and for all set the rules for digital economy and legacy telecom cooperation. Both government bodies and both political parties should consider the stabilizing value of legislation. After more than a decade, developers would relish the certainty that narrowly and carefully crafted bipartisan legislation could bring to this issue. More years of litigation will simply create uncertainty that will undermine developers’ efforts to innovate and invest in our technology future.

"We, as an industry, should call on Congress to put rules in place that keep the Internet open, encourage investment in networks, and that stick. We welcome a legislative discussion that will provide the certainty that developers crave."

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Statement from the Application Developers Alliance on the Federal Communications Commission’s Proposed Privacy Regulations

Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2016) - The following statement from the Application Developers Alliance President and CEO Jake Ward was released ahead of tomorrow’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearings in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee.

Application Developers Alliance Criticizes Federal Communication Commission’s New Privacy Guidelines on Internet Service Providers

Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2016) – The below is a statement from Application Developers Alliance President and CEO Jake Ward in response to the Federal Communication Commission’s party-line vote to formally consider rules to impose strict privacy guidelines on internet service providers (ISPs).

App Developers Alliance Supports Open Internet; Welcomes Legislative Option

Statement from Jon Potter, President, Application Developers Alliance:
“The Applications Developers Alliance supports developers as creators, innovators and entrepreneurs. Developers need an Internet – wired and wireless – that is open, competitive, stable, fast, and fair to all who use it – and that continues to grow in size, scale and speed.