Enlarge / Netflix took an active role in fighting for net neutrality rules in 2014. (credit: Yuri Victor)
Netflix is now planning to participate in the “Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality” on July 12, protest organizers said today.
While major Web companies like Amazon and Reddit were on board from the get-go, it seemed that Netflix was dropping out of the fight to preserve net neutrality rules. Recently, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that net neutrality rules have become less important to Netflix because “we’re big enough to get the deals we want,” and that it’s now time for smaller companies to lead the way.
Netflix may have heard from net neutrality supporters who were upset that the company pulled back from the debate just as the Federal Communications Commission is seeking to gut rules that Netflix lobbied for.
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