ATLANTA (April 27, 2017) – Cox applauds FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for his announcement that he intends to overturn the previous Commission’s decision to enact Title II, the 1930s-era utility telephone regulations, as the mechanism to enforce Net Neutrality rules for broadband services. Reestablishing ‘light-touch’ regulation will return a level of certainty for consumer protections and future investment and innovation that spur the growth of the Internet.
Cox has always been committed to providing an open Internet experience for our customers and reversing the classification of Internet services will not change our commitment. We do not block, throttle or otherwise interfere with consumers’ desire to go where they want on the Internet.
We call on Congress to use its unquestioned authority to enact bipartisan Net Neutrality legislation that ensures everyone has a reliable and robust Internet experience without outdated utility regulations and ends the regulatory uncertainty that occurs from administration to administration.
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