U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for the Environment, Technology, & Regulatory Affairs Bill Kovacs today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to regulate broadband under Title II of the “Communications Act”:
“The Chamber strongly opposes the FCC’s decision to impose burdensome, archaic Title II regulations on broadband. Today’s action by the FCC will plunge the industry into years of litigation and cause extreme regulatory and market uncertainty.
“Applying 80 year-old rules designed for telephone monopolies to broadband just doesn’t make sense. It upends nearly two decades of bipartisan support for regulating the Internet with a light-touch.Read the full article and discuss it »