The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“We understand from reliable reports that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will announce on Monday that he will ask the Commission in October to propose rules for ensuring a free, open and non-discriminatory Internet.
“This is a very welcome development, and years past due. The Internet was created and grew up under strict non-discrimination rules. Those same ideas are as valuable today as they were 10 years ago. Having rules in place will bring a degree of certainty that will help both carriers and consumers alike. Carriers will know what is allowed and what is not; consumers will be relieved to know they will be able to have access to any content and service on a non-discriminatory basis.
“We are confident that Net Neutrality rules will not hamper investment, as some critics have charged. Rather, as in the past, they will encourage investment in the kinds of innovation and technology that will help move our economy forward. We look forward to participating in the Commission proceedings.”
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