Tomorrow, many technology companies—including many Tech:NYC members like Airbnb, Etsy, Facebook Google, and Kickstarter—will participate in a day of action to save net neutrality.
The FCC recently announced plans to roll back net neutrality protections that were implemented in 2015. As stated in its notice of proposed rulemaking, the FCC intends to “restore internet freedom for all Americans" by giving Internet Service Providers (ISPs) less oversight. Naturally, this plan has created renewed debate on the topic.
Lifting the ban on visa and green card holders doesn't change the fundamental problem with this policy, which is why more than 2,000 tech leaders in New York came together so quickly to sign a letter opposing it to President Trump: when you close the door to refugees and immigrants from certain countries, you're telling all immigrants that they are not welcome here. We need and want job-creating entrepreneurs and the people who can help grow companies to come here in NYC and across the United States, and this is exactly the wrong move.
- Julie Samuels, Executive Director