IIA released the following statement endorsing the enactment of bipartisan legislation that will designate broadband as a Title I information service, enshrine into law the core principles of an open internet, and add robust consumer privacy protections.
The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) issued the following statement in response to the Internet Association’s (IA) letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer calling for lawmakers to codify open internet rules with a bipartisan bill.
There’s a chance to forge the bipartisan alliances that have long developed the best technology policies for our nation to put consumers’ interests and expectations first and produce a forward-looking bill that enshrines the principles of the open internet into law.
Former Congressman Rick Boucher argues that elevating to the status of law the FCC’s light-touch Title I regulatory treatment of broadband access service is the only dependable way to address the large rural-urban broadband deployment divide and ensure investment sufficient to meet the capacity demands of 5G technology.
We hope Congress will act swiftly, and on a bipartisan basis, to finally settle the net neutrality debate by adopting a 21st Century ‘Consumer Internet Protection Act’ that will guarantee in law the necessary and comprehensive safeguards to protect all Americans and their online activities.