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Press Release: FCC Successfully Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Successfully Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Steve Burke, (703) 683-5004, ext. 1108 or sburke@crcpublicrelations.com

FCC Action Will Return Innovation, Investment to the Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal the Obama Administration’s Net Neutrality rules. Since their introduction, the rules classifying Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as public utilities have stymied innovation and slowed broadband investment, which has harmed consumers.

Kyle Burgess, Consumers’ Research’s Executive Director, released the following statement on the FCC vote:

“Consumers’ Research congratulates Chairman Pai’s successful effort to repeal the previous administration’s well-intentioned, but misguided Title II classification of ISPs. The open Internet flourished under light-touch regulation without strict government oversight and the FTC used its authority to protect consumers—as it will again. Furthermore, by partnering with the FTC, Chairman Pai is adding substantial transparency that the 1930s-era regulations would have never provided consumers.”

Ms. Burgess serves on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee’s independent Working Group on Reducing State and Local Barriers to Broadband Deployment, alongside state and municipal representatives, broadband service providers, other nonprofit educational organizations.

Washington, D.C., December 14 – Consumers’ Research, founded in 1929, is the nation’s oldest consumer organization that seeks to increase the knowledge and understanding of issues, policies, products, and services of concern to consumers. For more information, visit: http://consumersresearch.org/ and follow Consumers’ Research on Twitter at @ConsumersFirst.

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