The internet, and the mobile apps that utilize the internet, have transformed the way people connect, meet and get to know their significant others. With one out of every three dates, relationships, and marriages beginning with a dating product, Americans have truly embraced online dating for the myriad of benefits that it offers, including expanded options, efficiency, convenience, and increased control. Choice, convenience, and efficiency are the backbone of net neutrality, the guiding principle of the internet, and provide the ability for more people to connect online than ever before. Match Group stands in solidarity with hundreds of other companies and millions of consumers supporting robust and enforceable net neutrality rules. Net neutrality ensures our consumers continue to have the freedom to find that special someone by making sure that users won’t be shut off or slowed down when using our services. It also ensures continued innovation in the dating space for new products and services to be offered, regardless of the size and resources of the companies that come up with the ideas. We are proud to work with the Internet Association and others to support net neutrality.
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Today marks the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, an event dedicated to supporting net neutrality in the United States.
Advocates of net neutrality believe that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. On May 18, the FCC voted to end United States government policies which establish net neutrality.
Dallas-based Match Group released the following statement from CEO and Chairman, Greg Blatt, regarding today’s Net Neutrality Day of Action: