November 21, 2017
Background: Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced he has circulated a Report and Order on Restoring Internet Freedom which would reverse the agency’s 2015 decision to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act.
The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:
“Today’s action will provide tremendous opportunity for American broadband consumers, no matter where they live. The removal of antiquated, restrictive regulations will pave the way for broadband network investment, expansion and upgrades. FCC Chairman Pai’s proposal to restore the smart, common-sense, bipartisan policies that allowed the internet to flourish is a critical step toward closing the digital divide and ensuring net neutrality protections for all.”