USTelecom Media

Statement: Responds to Restoring Internet Freedom Rules Effective Today

Background: The Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order, adopted on December 14, 2017, officially goes into effect on June 11, 2018. The Order reverses the FCC’s previous decision, under the Open Internet Order of 2015, to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:

“It’s business as usual on the internet today—movies are streaming, e-commerce is thriving, and advocates are using the internet to make their voices heard. These positive and profound benefits of a free and open internet—among many others— are here to stay.

“America’s broadband providers remain committed to the principles under which internet innovation has thrived, and now, with full confidence, can continue investing in strengthening our nation’s networks and closing the digital divide.”