April 26, 2017
Background: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced plans to circulate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would reverse the agency’s decision to regulate broadband networks under Title II of the Communication Act and restore light-touch regulation of internet access as Title I information services.
This statement is attributable to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:
“Internet service providers, like their customers, support net neutrality. Removing restrictive Title II regulations from broadband providers puts consumers, innovators, engineers and entrepreneurs – not the government – back in the broadband driver’s seat. This is an important step toward leveling the playing field for all innovators, increasing broadband access for all Americans, and stoking the engine of innovation and investment again for all our communities.”