USTelecom Media

Statement: Restoring Internet Freedom CRA

The following statement is attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“Today’s short-sighted efforts by some to substitute the drafting of smart, bipartisan net neutrality legislation with the blunt instrument of the CRA is neither pro-consumer nor pro-innovation.  While the CRA might offer the political equivalent of a temporary sugar high, if Congress truly wants to ensure our internet’s future will be as open, dynamic, and free as it has been since its inception, the only way forward is bipartisan legislation that codifies the net neutrality principles our nation’s broadband providers have committed to uphold once and for all.  America’s consumers expect and deserve nothing less.”