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NetCompetition: To Advance Internet Openness & Freedom, FCC Transparently Leads by Example

NetCompetition: To Advance Internet Openness & Freedom, FCC Transparently Leads by Example

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 21, 2017, Contact:  Scott Cleland 703-217-2407

 

Kudos to the Pai FCC for Unprecedented Transparency in Restoring Internet Openness & Freedom

 

WASHINGTON D.C. – The following may be attributed to Scott Cleland, Chairman of NetCompetition:

 

“We look forward to reading with the public the FCC’s proposed Restore Internet Freedom Order tomorrow, three weeks before a public vote. This is how a good government regulatory process works, and how leading by example is done -- letting everyone see what is being voted on, three weeks before the vote, so that those affected can exercise their constitutional and due process rights of assembly and petitioning their government, and then the FCC Commissioners can consider the public’s input, and then vote.”

 

“This open and transparent Pai FCC process is in stark contrast to how the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order process was handled, where the public and those most affected, could not see or discuss what the FCC actually voted on, until weeks after the FCC voted, when their views were moot.”

 

“Enabling a free and open public discussion of the very welcome, reported full repeal of the 2015 FCC Open Internet Order, before voting on it, not only shows respect for a free and open Internet, but also respect for the public, due process and the likely reviewing court. This is the right way to make a major regulatory decision.”  

 

NETCompetition.org is a pro-competition e-forum representing broadband interests.

Scott Cleland served as Deputy U.S. Coordinator for  International Communications and Information Policy in the George H. W. Bush Administration. 

 

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