Background: Yesterday, Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) introduced a bill that would limit the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) authority to regulate broadband under Title II of the Communications Act.
The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick:
We support Congressman Latta’s legislation as being consistent with the conclusions reached by previous FCCs, under both Democratic and Republican chairs, that broadband should not be subject to Title II, and with the longstanding bipartisan majority in Congress who believe that 21st century technology should not be burdened with 19th century rules. The legislation reinforces the proven success of light-touch regulation in encouraging investment and innovation, and will help meet the public’s interest in expanded broadband deployment and adoption. We applaud his leadership.”
USTelecom is the nation’s premier trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry. Its diverse member base ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives – all providing advanced communications services to both urban and rural markets.