Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association Regarding Today’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Decision
“We are gratified by the court’s decision to affirm the FCC’s ‘light touch’ regulatory framework for broadband. As the court affirmed, public utility-style regulation is particularly inapt for a dynamic industry like broadband built on technological innovation and disruption.
“As a practical matter, today’s decision will have little impact on consumers’ internet experience. It does nothing to change our industry’s enduring commitment to providing consumers with the same open internet experience that has been delivered for decades. Only Congress can provide permanent, common sense open internet protections. We urge lawmakers to work together in a bipartisan fashion to craft those rules and provide certainty for consumers and businesses small and large that rely on the internet for continued growth and opportunity.”