The message below was sent to people who signed a We the People petition on safeguarding net neutrality. To sign or create a petition on an issue that matters to you, check out petitions.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov.
Today, a federal court of appeals fully upheld the FCC's strong net neutrality rules to keep the internet open, fair, and free.
This is a victory for the millions of Americans like you who made your voices heard in support of a fair and free internet -- who petitioned your government, spoke out on social media, and stood up for what you believe.
As President Obama said in 2014:
"'Net neutrality' has been built into the fabric of the internet since its creation -- but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted. We cannot allow internet service providers to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas."
Today's ruling reaffirms this. And it's why the President has so strongly supported net neutrality since he was a Senator, and continues to work every day to protect the internet ecosystem: because it remains one of the greatest gifts our economy -- and our society -- has ever known.
Thanks again for raising your voices on this platform,
-- The We the People Team
P.S. Check out this timeline to see the progress we've made on net neutrality.