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Statement: FCC Restores Consumer-Friendly Open Internet Protections

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which reversed the agency’s previous decision to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act.

The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“Today, the future of our open, thriving internet has been secured. The nation’s top consumer protection agency now has jurisdiction over fairness and neutrality across the internet, ensuring consistent rules apply to all players, including the most powerful online companies. And America’s broadband providers – who have long supported net neutrality protections and have committed to continuing to do so – will have renewed confidence to make the investments required to strengthen the nation’s networks and close the digital divide, especially in rural communities. It’s a great day for consumers and our innovation economy.”