February 1, 2019
Background: On Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Mozilla v. FCC, a case challenging the FCC’s 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) Order. USTelecom filed a joint intervenors brief in support of the FCC in October.
The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO of USTelecom:
“The RIF Order restored the smarter, more nimble, pro-consumer framework that has guided internet policy for more than 20 years. Based on today’s arguments, we remain confident the D.C. Circuit will uphold it. The Order is consistent with Supreme Court precedent. Only two years ago the court said it would leave the decision of internet service classification to the expert agency – a precedent we believe it should follow.”