A Step Towards Protecting the Free and Open Internet
The following statement can be attributed to the Benton Foundation's Policy Counsel, Amina Fazlullah:
Today the Federal Communications Commission took a step towards protecting the free and open Internet. However, enforcement will be the true test of these rules' effectiveness: the FCC must continue to closely watch broadband industry practices and be prepared to swiftly and strictly enforce these important rules. We believe that there should be one set of Open Internet rules for both wireline and wireless Internet consumers. Today’s Internet consumers are already seamlessly moving between wired and wireless devices and the rules that protect consumers and the Internet should do the same. The Benton Foundation welcomes the FCC's action and urges it to quickly act to codify stronger protections for consumers in the mobile space.