Applauds FCC Approach Towards a Middle Ground on Net Neutrality

Dec 01, 2010, 12:40 ET from

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --, a California technology coalition, announced its support of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's new approach toward the divisive issue of net neutrality.

"The issue of net neutrality had turned into an argument of extremes, this made our membership very nervous.  Any regulation of the Internet is 'make it or break it' and during these tough economic times, we needed any proposed regulation to definitely not break it," stated Erin Lehane, Executive Director of

"Innovation requires an environment that is supportive and not restrictive in order to grow as it has," said Lehane. "Extremist reactionary politics are not good for this growth—not in California, nor around the country.  We are happy to see that the Chairman appears to have chosen the high road, which also happens to be the middle of the road, and strikes a balance between supporting growth in the tech sector and consumer protection. On behalf of our membership of hundreds of California innovators, we are happy to support the Chairman and his now proven ability to move past the extreme politics which have dogged this issue."

For more information on please go to;!/CALinnovates?ref=ts and is a statewide coalition focused on championing the conversation about the future of California's critical technology sector. brings together industry experts, thought leaders, tech innovators, policy makers and consumers in a nonpartisan mission to promote innovation, create new jobs, spur investment and support tech-friendly policies.