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FCC: The Net must be openFCC Chairman Julius Genachowski tells Molly Wood that the Internet must remain neutral for innovation and competition.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> The FCC has shown a commitment to net neutrality, network neutrality, in the past. That's not in the plan. Do you feel like that's an essential component of that innovation is keeping that network neutral and available to any device, any -- >> Absolutely. You know, making sure that we preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet is gonna be essential to making sure that we have a world-leading, innovative, competitive Internet. It's worked for us for the last 20 years. Any entrepreneur, any innovator, any speaker can get on the Internet and know that they can reach an audience. And what the audience -- let the market decide, let Internet users decide what technology wins or loses, what product or service wins or loses. This is just essential. You know, we don't want to see a vulcanized, closed-off Internet here. That will be a negative for investment, a negative for competition, and a negative for keeping the US the world leader in this infrastructure. So making sure that the Internet remains open and free is vital. ^M00:01:09 [ Music ]