Advancing Justice | AAJC statement on FCC net neutrality order
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Communications Act and adopt strong rules protecting an open Internet.
Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC issued the following statement:
“Today, Chairman Wheeler and the Federal Communications Commission took the necessary steps to ensure that our community can participate equally and freely in the Internet ecosystem. We have supported net neutrality rules that promote diverse voices, freedom of speech and the ability for our communities to participate in entrepreneurialism without barriers or restrictions on the Internet. This order ensures that these opportunities will remain.
While we recognize that some have voiced concerns about utilizing the FCC’s regulatory authority under Title II, we believe that the solutions are evolving and that the commission’s use of a ‘light touch’ approach and forbearance from utility-style rate regulation and tariffing requirements address some of these concerns.”
In July, Advancing Justice | AAJC submitted comments calling on the FCC to protect and promote an open Internet, and protect the interests of Asian American and other minority communities.