Facebook, Google, Twitter honchos support open internet before FCC vote


The top executives at some of the biggest internet companies on the planet -- as well as the hottest upstarts -- have joined the fight for net neutrality, the principle that broadband providers should not favor their own programming over competing content.

Among the executives that signed a letter on Monday expressing their support to the Federal Communications Commission are Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (pictured), Twitter's Evan Williams, Google's Eric Schmidt, Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos, and Barry Diller of IAC/InteractiveCorp, Genachowski's former boss. Other signers include Digg's Kevin Rose and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. The letter comes just days before the FCC's key vote on Thursday regarding Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposed internet rules.