Rob Atkinson of industry-funded front group ITIF told the FCC that while Net Neutrality advocates
"bemoan the state of competition in the American broadband marketplace (often with little foundation)
there is always at least one alternative to the local telephone or cable provider: non-participation."
Fact: Net Neutrality gives consumers choice and fuels innovation.
Phone and cable companies control more than 96 percent of high-speed Internet connections to
homes in America. The proposed Net Neutrality rules would prevent abuses in a highly concentrated
and uncompetitive market. Without these protections, providers have a strong incentive to control not
just access but also the content that flows across their networks. Net Neutrality protects competition,
maximizes consumer choice, and ensures that we have unfettered access to the Webâ??s dynamic
mix of new ideas.