Originally published: March 8, 2011
Last updated: March 8, 2011 - 7:15pm
In a letter to the House Communications Subcommittee, Steve Largent -- head of wireless lobbying organization CTIA -- says that the Federal Communications Commission's new network neutrality rules won't boost the economy, increase jobs or investment, weren't necessary and were essentially the lesser of two evils. He does not believed the rules were necessary.
Asked whether it was equitable that the regulations apply to wireless but not to web companies, he refused to argue for regulating them. "CTIA does not believe that there need to be rules applied to the wireless industry," he said, "nor have we sought to impose regulation of this sort on others who are part of the broadband ecosystem." Asked whether he supported the FCC's order, of whether it was just better than the FCC's other proposals, he said that it was not necessary but, "we certainly view it as preferable to the Title II regulation advanced by some parties."
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