WordPress.com aims to democratize publishing – to build the tools that give writers, bloggers, and creators of all sizes a way to get their voices to the world. Today we see that our voices were heard, and that they had a big impact on the future of the internet.
This morning, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announced his support for strong network neutrality rules, by proposing to reclassify internet service under Title II of the telecommunications act. We applaud Chairman Wheeler for today’s announcement. It’s a historic step, and one that would not have been possible without the support of the millions of internet users – from individual WordPress.com bloggers to the President of the United States – who voiced their support for the open internet for the past several months. At Automattic, we’re proud to have participated in this historic effort, and pledge to continue supporting this important cause until rules that truly protect the free, open internet that we know and love are firmly in place.