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TIA Calls for Bipartisan Action to End Uncertainty Over Net Neutrality; Says a CRA will Return Country to Flawed Internet Regulation
Arlington, VA (May 9, 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) today expressed opposition to using a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to address net neutrality and called for members of Congress to work together to resolve this debate once and for all.
TIA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Cinnamon Rogers, issued the following statement:
“We urge Congress to protect the growth of our nation’s broadband infrastructure and pass bipartisan legislation to ensure a free and open internet. That is the best approach to removing regulatory uncertainty that for years has hung over consumers, broadband providers and manufacturers.
“Simply passing a CRA will be take us back to a flawed regulatory regime for the internet and perpetuate the unproductive partisan fight that has been raging on this issue. Those on both sides of the debate over the FCC’s action share widespread agreement that Congress should enact bipartisan legislation that addresses this issue once and for all.
“TIA has long supported internet principles that ensure transparency for consumers and that prevent content blocking or throttling by service providers. We support enabling the free flow of information and commerce that drives our economy and policies that encourage innovation and investment in infrastructure and high-tech equipment that creates high-paying manufacturing jobs.
“It’s time for Congress to work in a bipartisan fashion to craft legislation that ensures an open internet and continued investment in our broadband infrastructure for generations to come.”
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