FCC Net Neutrality Reactions: Netflix, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Applaud Vote

Musicians, Democrats among those celebrating victory; Republican legislators, AT&T, Verizon, the consumer electronics industry plan next steps to fight regulation

Last Updated: February 26, 2015 @ 5:38 PM

The FCC’s net neutrality decision quickly drew laurels and brickbats from Netflix, legislators, consumers and internet providers.

Netflix was one of those with the praise. It said consumers got a “win” from the decision.

“Today’s order is a meaningful step towards ensuring ISPs cannot shift bad conduct upstream to where they interconnect with content providers like Netflix,” the company said in a statement.

At the same time, the company said the FCC needs to be vigilant in enforcement.

“Net neutrality rules are only as strong as their weakest link, and it’s incumbent on the FCC to ensure these interconnection points aren’t used to end-run the principles of an open Internet,” Netflix said.

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