Beckerman: Internet industry ready to fight for net neutrality

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The five-year-old Internet Association may be young by Washington standards, but this isn't its first go-around in the net neutrality debate. The trade group is deeply entrenched in the fight against Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's proposed rollback of net neutrality rules — just a few years after the battle that led up to those rules in the first place.

The association rolled out an explanatory video this weekend along with instructions for how people can submit comments on the proposal to the commission. It's part of a larger protest on Wednesday that includes major companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon that support the rules. Here's what Michael Beckerman, who leads the group, had to say about the issue: