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, Netflix seemed to have dropped 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 the time has come 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. "Netflix will never outgrow the fight for ~~#~~ NetNeutrality," the company said today in a tweet that links to the Day of Action website. "Everyone deserves an open Internet."
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