STATEMENT: Mobile Future’s Robert McDowell on Title II Supreme Court Petitions

September 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to several telecom groups filing petitions today with the Supreme Court to overturn the DC Circuit’s upholding of Title II classifications, the following quote should be attributed to Robert M. McDowell, Chief Public Policy Advisor for Mobile Future: 

“Today’s petitions at the Supreme Court highlight the stark need for immediate relief from the harmful impact that Title II is having on investment in the broadband ecosystem. The United States wireless sector is one of the most dynamic and innovative markets in the world – a direct result of decades of intense competition and bipartisan regulatory restraint. We need light touch and pro-growth policies in place now to continue to foster innovation and investment in the networks that Americans rely on every day. Nowhere is this more evident than in the global race to next generation 5G networks. Ultimately, consumers pay the price for the FCC’s heavy handed regulations, which is why Mobile Future urges the Commission to move forward with the Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding without delay.”