Now Barack Obama answers a question from a former AT&T engineer, Joe Niederberger, that made it to the top of a video contest:
Would you make it a priority in your first year of office to re-instate Net Neutrality as the law of the land? And would you pledge to only appoint FCC commissioners that support open Internet principles like Net Neutrality?”Part of Obama’s answer:
— Net Neutrality becomes issue in presidential race, Extra Technology News, 29 October 2007
Facebook, MySpace and Google might not have been started if you did not have a level playing field for whoever has the best idea. And I want to maintain that basic principle in how the Internet functions. As president I’m going to make sure that [net neutrality] is the principle that my FCC commissioners are applying as we move forward.Here’s the question and answer on video.