WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the Open Internet Order detailing the rules that will govern the reclassification of broadband as a Title II telecommunications service under the Communications Act.
The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chair of Mobile Future:
“The confoundingly complicated and confusing 400 page net neutrality rulebook the FCC released today may be a windfall for beltway telecom lawyers and lobbyists, but for the rest of us who care about the future of our open and innovative Internet, not so much. Now is the time when we need to be hitting the gas to maintain our position atop the global leaderboard for wireless connectivity and entrepreneurial ingenuity. Unfortunately, the FCC’s move to reclassify broadband under Title II has large industry players and budding mobile innovators alike stopping short to consider seriously the long term implications of these unnecessarily restrictive rules and divert resources to the regulatory and court battles that will now be sprouting up all over the country. With so many details still in flux, it’s extremely important for Congress to step in and bring much needed certainty to the dynamic mobile marketplace.”