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TIA Provides Input on Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Hearing; Says Internet Must Remain Free & Open with ‘Light Touch’ Regulatory Approach
Arlington, VA (June 19, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, sent a letter to Chairman Spencer Bachus and Rep. Hank Johnson ahead of tomorrow’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law hearing on net neutrality.
“The Internet must continue to remain free and open, allowing for the connectivity of devices and access to information,” TIA President Grant Seiffert wrote in the letter. “The question of whether or not to impose utility-style regulation on Internet Service Providers has previously been thoroughly considered – and rejected by the FCC. The Internet has flourished due to our country’s long-standing light touch regulatory approach.”
The letter also drew attention to evidence previously released by TIA that underscores the negative impact of reclassifying the Internet under the Communications Act as a Title II telecommunications service.
Click here to read TIA’s letter.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.
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