The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher (D-VA) was recently quoted as saying he would prefer to have private parties negotiate an agreement on Net Neutrality rather than attempt now to legislate on the issue.
“To some, that statement is being interpreted as backing away from a commitment to Net Neutrality. We disagree. Chairman Boucher has been, and remains, a steadfast champion for an open and non-discriminatory Internet. This is a matter of approach than a difference of philosophy. “Over the past couple of years, Chairman Boucher has suggested that parties try to negotiate an agreement. We and others share that desire and are engaged in a dialog with carriers, but at the end of the day, Congress will need to protect consumer choice by making it clear the Internet must remain open. We are confident that Chairman Boucher will lead that charge.”
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