FCC Efforts to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules Will Not Benefit Consumers, Says ITIF
WASHINGTON— In response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to reclassify broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy, released the following statement from Joe Kane, director of broadband and spectrum policy:
The FCC has decided to spend its resources and attention on this partisan exercise with no prospect of benefiting consumers. At a time when the Commission has real opportunities to shrink the digital divide and advance a productive wireless and space economy, it is wrong to rush ahead with a misguided plan to regulate the Internet like the old telephone monopoly. The FCC should recognize the success of American broadband networks in the absence of Title II regulation and reject the NPRM's proposals.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute focusing on the intersection of technological innovation and public policy. Recognized by its peers in the think tank community as the global center of excellence for science and technology policy, ITIF’s mission is to formulate and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress.