WASHINGTON, DC – Today Mobile Future filed a brief as amicus curiae with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of petitioners CTIA and AT&T, reinforcing the arguments specific to mobile broadband and the unique issues that differentiate mobile broadband from fixed broadband.
The following statement is from Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter:
“While we all strongly support an open Internet, the FCC’s latest rules to reclassify mobile broadband go way too far, and put at risk the unprecedented innovation, competition, and investment that have fueled our nation’s wireless success story. It is critical that the Court understands what’s at stake for the nation’s wireless consumers and our world-leading mobile economy. Mobile broadband presents unique technical constraints and unparalleled competitive dynamics, which simply do not fit – either legally or logically – into the anachronistic common carrier regulatory restraints the FCC’s politicized and sweeping regulatory about-face would impose. While innovation moves fast, regulation does not, and it is critical that we restore the proven, consumer-focused framework that has made our open American wireless ecosystem the envy of the world.”