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NetCompetition Press Release on FCC open Internet field hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        April 27, 2010                                                                                          Contact:  Scott Cleland 703-217-2407


Scott Cleland, Chairman, Releases Statement Regarding FCC Open Internet Field Hearing in Seattle


WASHINGTON – Scott Cleland, Chairman of, released the following statement regarding the Federal Communication Commission’s hearing in Seattle focused on the FCC’s Open Internet proposed regulations.


  • “I am concerned that the FCC’s latest Open Internet regulation hearing indicates that many special interests are still pushing the FCC hard to implement unnecessary, unwarranted, un-justified, and unauthorized net-neutrality regulations, by deeming broadband to be a regulated common carrier service for the first time.”
  • “Deeming broadband to be a regulated telephone service would be a “lose-lose” dynamic: first a long-shot, bet-the-farm gamble that the FCC would very likely lose in court, and second, a losing approach for getting broadband to all Americans fastest.”
  • “Nothing would put America behind more than slamming the brakes on current robust private broadband investment, and doing a U-turn back in time to impose 19th century, railroad-style regulation on the 21st century Internet.”  is a pro-competition e-forum representing broadband interests.  See