Writers Guild, Future of Music Coalition, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Equate Net Neutrality with Free Speech in Court Filing

The Open Internet Order is necessary to protect the unique nature of content distribution online because it prevents Internet service providers (ISPs) from interfering with the free speech of their users. To grant ISPs the authority to act as gatekeepers of content from the Internet would stifle opportunities for creative expression and restrict the availability of content from diverse sources. By limiting the ISPs’ ability to control access to such content, the Open Internet Order “protects free expression, thus fulfilling the congressional policy that ‘the Internet offer[s] a forum for a true diversity of political discourse, unique opportunities for cultural development, and myriad avenues for intellectual activity.’”


Writers Guild, Future of Music Coalition, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Equate Net Neutrality with Free Speech in Court Filing