National Federation of Filipino American Associations statement on
Appeals Court decision on FCC Internet Freedom rules:
“The most important message from today’s court decision goes directly to Congress”
Since 1997, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) has promoted the welfare and well-being of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. NaFFAA is the largest national affiliation of Filipino American institutions and individuals. The following statement was issued today by Brendan Flores, NaFFAA National Chairman:
“The most important message from today’s court decision goes directly to Congress: Federal Internet law has not been updated in more than 23 years and only Congress has the power to end the back-and-forth from changing policies and litigation. Internet openness is about so much more than service providers. Today, the major technology companies also have the ability to influence consumers’ access to content and services. This is especially important for this country’s 4 million Filipino and Filipino American residents, who depend on an open Internet for economic and social needs.
“There is strong bipartisan agreement that every Internet user deserves an open, transparent Internet. Congress should apply this standard equally to all Internet companies, including the major technology companies that increasingly influence and control what we see online. A single set of rules is the best way to ensure Internet openness and consumer protections.”
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The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Established in 1997, NaFFAA has been promoting the welfare and well-being of the 4 million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. NaFFAA’s vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations through leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy.