Title II proponents applauded the FCC’s reclassification vote Thursday, both via cheers and standing ovations at the meeting itself and in statements that flooded reporters’ inboxes.
“This is an incredible moment for so many artists and independent labels who fought to preserve an open and accessible Internet for almost a decade,” said Future of Music Coalition CEO Casey Rae. “Creators of all political persuasions and backgrounds embody the very spirit of what net neutrality supporters have sought to achieve in this fight: the ability to compete on a level playing field without discrimination from just a few powerful ISPs. This historic day is a testament to what can be achieved when the creative community comes together with a diverse array of advocates and activists to stand up for free expression and entrepreneurship. We are proud and grateful to see the results of principled and sustained engagement on an issue that will shape the future of music for generations to come.”