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FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" Proposal Welcome Return to Consumer-Focused Approach

05.18.2017

Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Restoring Internet Freedom,” which seeks comment on how the agency should treat broadband internet service in a dynamic, innovative online environment.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“The FCC is moving the conversation beyond the merits of net neutrality to how best to safeguard this universally embraced value with a modern, constructive policy framework. This rulemaking wisely focuses this debate and puts a pro-consumer, pro-innovation and pro-investment policy trifecta within our reach. The internet is a central, driving force for our modern economy, and there is a smarter path forward to unlocking the full, abundant promise of broadband for our nation.”