Obama pushes for net neutrality

  • U.S President Barack Obama has outlined his view on net neutrality.
  • In statement, Obama urged Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create a new set of rules to protect net neutrality. 
  • Obama said rules should ensure 'that neither the cable company nor the phone company will be able to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online'. 
  • Move welcomed by Netflix, criticised by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) who said government should not regulate the internet. 

White House release/Obama statement