Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of tougher net neutrality rules that would reclassify the Internet as a Title II telecommunications service, thus preventing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from either discriminating or facilitating certain data flow from certain locations and services. The net neutrality rules passed by a vote of 3-2. The Producers Guild of America releases the following statement regarding this pivotal decision:
The Producers Guild of America applauds the FCC's recently announced regulations supporting net neutrality. We believe that the FCC's approach is realistic and provides producers of creative content with a powerful affirmation that internet distribution channels will remain equally and fairly accessible to all services, voices, and perspectives.
While many share the PGA's support for the FCC's vote today and for Net Neutrality principles, most agree that the issue will continue to be contended in courts at later dates.