NetCompetition Statement on Election, Communications Law/Policy & FCC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 9, 2016, Contact:  Scott Cleland 703-217-2407


Election Provides Opportunity to Modernize Communications and Privacy Laws; And to Ensure a Pro-competition FCC that Fully Respects the Rule of Law, Facts, Due Process, Property Rights and Contracts


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


“This election provides a rare opportunity for the new President and Congress to modernize obsolete communications law for the 21st century, and also to pass comprehensive 21st century privacy legislation that is consumer centric, and technology-neutral, treating similar privacies and communications similarly.”


“This election also affords the opportunity to ensure an FCC that believes market-based competition benefits consumers more than government-managed competition, and that consumers benefit most from government actions that fully respect the rule of law, facts, due process, property rights and contracts.”  


Background -- a NetCompetition White Paper: Thinking & Starting Anew: Modernizing Communications Law for American Consumers 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.