Today something very significant happened, but you could’ve missed it if you didn’t happen to read The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal or PC Magazine. A group of Internet industry CEOs and Founders, myself included, came together to write a letter to U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Julius Genachowski, to express our support for his efforts around network neutrality.
Net neutrality is a cause that myself and OpenDNS as a company care deeply about. Before we came along and provided you with an alternative DNS service, everybody used their ISP or ran their own DNS server. Now we provide people with more choice and have demonstrated that a competitive DNS landscape is good for the Internet. It’s important that this competitive landscape be maintained and that network operators don’t do things that might cause them to block or prefer one type of traffic over another.
I urge you all to read the letter and get behind this great cause.