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Ryan Rabac
Marketing Director, ASBC
Ilyssa Meyer
Manager, Public Policy
and Research, Etsy
Evan Engstrom
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Join ASBC, businesses and leading policy experts to learn why net neutrality protections need to be restored to protect an innovative, open, and competitive internet.

Last December, the FCC dismantled net neutrality protections for businesses and consumers. The rules prevented internet service providers from blocking certain content, throttling speeds, and prioritizing access to consumers to businesses willing to pay higher fees.

Did you know that a majority of small businesses (56%) oppose the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality and nearly 4 in 10 strongly oppose it? Hear more about this new polling from our partner Small Business Majority.

Business leaders must work together to urge Congress to restore these protections as quickly as possible.

Presenters Include:
• Ryan Rabac, ASBC
• Ilyssa Meyer, Etsy
• Phillip Berenbroick, Public Knowledge
• Evan Engstrom, Engine

Join ASBC, businesses and leading policy experts to learn why net neutrality protections need to be restored to protect an innovative, open, and competitive internet.

Last December, the FCC dismantled net neutrality protections for businesses and consumers. The rules prevented internet service providers from blocking certain content, throttling speeds, and prioritizing access to consumers to businesses willing to pay higher fees.

Did you know that a majority of small businesses (56%) oppose the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality and nearly 4 in 10 strongly oppose it? Hear more about this new polling from our partner Small Business Majority.

Business leaders must work together to urge Congress to restore these protections as quickly as possible.

Presenters Include:
• Ryan Rabac, ASBC
• Ilyssa Meyer, Etsy
• Phillip Berenbroick, Public Knowledge
• Evan Engstrom, Engine

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  1. 1. Why Net Neutrality Matters for Business
  2. 2. Panelists Ryan Rabac Marketing Director, ASBC Ilyssa Meyer Manager, Public Policy and Research, Etsy Evan Engstrom Executive Director, Engine Phillip Berenbroick Senior Policy Counsel, Public Knowledge
  3. 3. ASBC & Net Neutrality  ASBC has been working on net neutrality since 2014  ASBC, Small Business Majority, and Main Street Alliance filed a letter with over 500 businesses against the repeal of the 2015 Open Internet Order last year  Sign on to this effort at netneutrality.asbcouncil.org  We’re also working to pass SB 822 in California - sign on at canetneutrality.com  Today, we’re releasing The Business Case for Net Neutrality Download at netneutrality.asbcouncil.org
  4. 4. • A majority of small businesses (56%) oppose the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, with roughly 4 in 10 (39%) strongly opposing the repeal. Small Businesses Oppose Repeal of Net Neutrality Our Polling 15% 16% 17% 39% 14% I strongly support the repeal of net neutrality I somewhat support the repeal of net neutrality I somewhat oppose the repeal of net neutrality I strongly oppose the repeal of net neutrality Don’t know 56% Oppose
  5. 5. • Nearly half (49%) of small businesses say net neutrality is important to the operation of their business; 1 in 4 say it is very important to their business. Net Neutrality is Important to Small Businesses Our Polling 25%24% 24% 17% 10% Very important Somewhat Important Not very important Not important at all Don’t know Important: 49%
  6. 6. Why Net Neutrality Matters for Business Ryan Rabac Marketing Director, ASBC Ilyssa Meyer Manager, Public Policy and Research, Etsy Evan Engstrom Executive Director, Engine Phillip Berenbroick Senior Policy Counsel, Public Knowledge
  7. 7. Questions?
  8. 8. Take Action  Sign on at netneutrality.asbcouncil.org  Join the Red Alert Campaign at battleforthenet.com/redalert  More questions? Email Ryan Rabac: rrabac@asbcouncil.org

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  • ASBC has been involved with net neutrality as early as 2014, when we sent a letter to then-Chairman Wheeler urging the FCC to protect a free and open internet.

    Last September, we submitted a public letter to the FCC on behalf of 500 small and medium sized businesses in partnership with Small Business Majority and Main Street Alliance. We’ve continued to support restoring net neutrality with our members through direct meetings with lawmakers, press opportunities, and advocacy actions.

    If you haven’t signed on yet, you can at netneutrality.asbcouncil.org and we will keep you updated with additional opportunities to engage.

    We’re also working on the state bill to restore net neutrality in California, SB 822. We’ll be on the ground there on May 29. Please get in touch with me if you’d like to get involved with that effort.

    Today, we’re releasing the Business Case for Net Neutrality, ASBC's new report on the potential threats the loss of net neutrality poses to businesses of all sizes and industries, economic impacts, research, and thoughts from ASBC’s business members.
  • Small Business Majority recently commissioned Chesapeake Beach Consulting to conduct a national scientific opinion poll of 500 small business owners nationwide. The poll found small business owners oppose the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, and that many small businesses feel net neutrality is important to the operation of their business.

    I also want to point out the “don’t know” segment here.
  • Small businesses are increasingly turning to the internet to sell their services and products online and to manage many of the administrative tasks required to run their small business. It’s not surprising then that a plurality of businesses say the principle of net neutrality is important to the operation of the business. Nearly half of small businesses (49%) say it is important, compared to 41% who say it is not important. One in four small businesses say it is very important to the operation of their business. Unsurprisingly, small business owners in the IT sector said net neutrality was very important to their business by a 4:1 ratio.

    I also want to point out the “don’t know” segment here.

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