May 27, 2010: MARKEY & ESHOO COMMEND FCC CHAIRMAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the author of H.R. 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, and Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif), an original co-sponsor of the legislation, today released a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, praising the chairman  for his recent proposal to restore and reaffirm the authority of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to apply tailored, light-touch regulation to broadband communications services following the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Comcast v. FCC.

The Internet Freedom Preservation Act seeks to ensure that as the Internet continues to evolve it remains a level playing field guided by the principles of openness and competition, features that have enabled Internet users to innovate, to get their voices heard, to launch new services and business enterprises, and to participate in cultural communications across the planet.

Decisive action is necessary to counter the uncertain regulatory environment caused by the recent Comcast v FCC decision and we believe that your ‘Third Way’ approach represents a tailored, commonsense path forward,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter.

The FCC’s actions at this critical juncture will help shape the future of America’s telecommunications and technology sectors and create the framework for consumer access to broadband services now and for future generations.

A full text of the letter can be found here: http://markey.house.gov/docs/ejmeshoofcc52710.pdf

A full text of the Internet Freedom Preservation Act can be found here: http://markey.house.gov/images/PDFs/netneutralitybill.pdf

 

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