The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“The Federal Communications Commission acted with uncommon courage today to make certain that everyone in the U.S. has a chance to participate in the 21st century economy and that consumers are protected from abuses by large telecommunications companies.
“The Commission’s simple, uncomplicated action today makes certain that the expert agency in telecommunications has the authority to carry out its mission. The Commission has been attacked unmercifully by multi-billion dollar companies using threats, intimidation and fabrications, among other distasteful tactics. They have used captive or unwitting legislators, in the face if common sense, to further their corporate goals at the expense of millions of Americans.
“FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn today demonstrated they are dedicated to following through on their grand goals and conservative policies, which will ultimately lead to a more vibrant economy. They deserve our thanks and our support.”
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