Reuters reports that Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook and other companies, all joined hands together in context to build up an independent organization name as The Internet Association in order to handle political and regulatory issues in Washington. The Association will come into operation starting from this September, and will act as a unified voice for major internet companies.
“We want to educate (lawmakers) about the impact of the Internet in their congressional districts,” said President Michael Beckerman, a former advisor to the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee. “In September, we’ll do a full rollout and announce companies and announce policy positions.”
About The Internet Association, as noted from the association site:
The Internet Association is the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of America’s leading Internet companies and their global community of users. The Internet Association is dedicated to advancing public policy solutions to strengthen and protect an open, innovative and free Internet.
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