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NetCompetition Statement on FCC Title II Internet Utility Regulation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

February 26, 2015

Contact:  Scott Cleland 703-217-2407



Strike Three in Court? FCC’s Rube Goldberg Legal Theory is Contrived, Arbitrary & Unbounded

FCC Ignores Court & Bypasses Congress; Unilaterally Reverses 20-year Bipartisan Internet Policy         


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


 “The FCC’s decision to regulate the Internet like a utility under Title II is the most sweeping FCC decision ever and the mother of all FCC overreaches. The FCC has ignored the legal guidance of the court that twice overturned the FCC before, and is now asserting vastly more unbounded authority over the Internet than the court has twice said the FCC does not have.”


“This is very likely strike three for the FCC. Their arbitrarily partisan, Rube Goldberg legal theory, teeters on top of a foundation of falsehoods and a wholesale rejection of many years of FCC findings of facts and bipartisan precedents.”   is a pro-competition e-forum representing broadband interests.  See 

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