FCC Vote to Restore Net Neutrality is Good for Small Businesses

For Immediate Release: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to restore net neutrality protection in the United States is a win for entrepreneurs

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) looked out for the best interests of small businesses when it voted today to restore net neutrality. Without protections in place to keep the internet fair and open, small businesses are at risk of being put at a disadvantage when trying to compete with larger corporations that have the resources to ensure their websites receive special prioritization from their internet service providers. 

The majority of small businesses worry about falling behind their larger competitors when it comes to e-commerce. In fact, Small Business Majority’s scientific opinion polling found 56% of small business owners opposed the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, with nearly 4 in 10 strongly opposing the repeal. The poll also found nearly half of all small businesses said net neutrality is important to the operation of their business.

Small businesses thrive when the playing field is level, and an open internet facilitated by net neutrality helps ensure fair and equal access to broadband for both entrepreneurs and consumers alike. We’re relieved that the FCC finally restored net neutrality, and we look forward to its re-implementation. 



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Small Business Majority is a national small business organization that empowers America's diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and equitable economy. We engage our network of more than 85,000 small businesses and 1,500 business and community organizations to advocate for public policy solutions and deliver resources to entrepreneurs that promote equitable small business growth. Our deep connections with the small business community along with our scientific research enable us to educate the public about key issues impacting America’s entrepreneurs, with a special focus on advancing the smallest businesses and those facing systemic inequalities. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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