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Tuesday November 21, 2017

Statement on the FCC’s Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality

NEW YORK, NY (November 21, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement that the FCC plans to repeal net neutrality:

“The FCC has delivered a death blow to the Internet as we know it – a place where culturally and economically diverse voices shared equal opportunity and where wealthy, powerful gatekeepers didn’t get to decide what people read and watch. Millions of Americans spoke in strong support of net neutrality and the FCC has ignored them all.”

The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) is a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, news and digital media. The Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members; conducts programs, seminars and events on issues of interest to writers; and presents writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit


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