Posted 5 years ago on June 28, 2015, 11:34 p.m. EST by BradB
from Washington, DC
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
Mark Zuckerberg Today, we're taking the next step with Internet.org by enabling anyone to build free basic internet services to help connect the world. We'll make faster progress towards connecting everyone if we all work together and give people even greater choice of services.
Giving people these free services is the right thing to do.
I support net neutrality because, at its core, it's about preventing discrimination. Net neutrality means we can use the services we want, and innovators can build the services we need.
Connecting everyone is about preventing discrimination too. More than 4 billion people don't have access to the internet and the opportunities it brings. If we connect them, we'll lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.
If we want everyone to share the opportunities we have, then it's our responsibility to bring everyone online in a way that respects an inclusive net neutrality.
Here's a clip from a video message I recorded about this update. I'll post the whole video and share more details about this later today.