Impact of court vacating Comcast net neutrality order —’s press release

April 6, 2010



April 6, 2010  

Contact: Scott Cleland 703-217-2407 



NetCompetition Comments on Impact of D.C. Circuit Vacating FCC Comcast Order


“If the FCC believes it needs Internet authority it should seek it from Congress, not just assert it.”  


WASHINGTON – Chairman Scott Cleland offered the following insights on the implications of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacating the FCC Comcast Order on network management.


“In light of today’s D.C. Circuit decision that bounds the FCC’s Internet authority to only where Congress has granted it express authority, the FCC should strongly resist clarion calls by FreePress and Public Knowledge for the FCC to effectively end-run the D.C. Circuit Court and Congress by reclassifying broadband as a regulated telephone service.” 


“FCC Title II reclassification of broadband would be the most convoluted, unworkable, Rube Goldberg-ian, action imaginable for the FCC to take when the simple, right, and productive thing to do is just ask Congress for the authority the FCC believes it needs.”


“The surest way for the FCC to ensure that companies dutifully respect the FCC’s authority is for the FCC to dutifully respect the law, Congress and the U.S. Constitution.” is a pro-competition e-forum representing broadband interests. See



2 Responses to “Impact of court vacating Comcast net neutrality order —’s press release”

  1. jack said

    I saw your conversation with the representative from Public Knowledge on PBS today. It is clear that you represent the interests of the big internet service provider companies who continue to screw their customers.

  2. john said

    Government doesn’t create much in this country. Nobody inside the FCC is buying equipment, hiring techies to run and manage it, maintaining cable, wires, and satellites. And the entire population continues to adjust to how to use internet technologies (which are evolving) to better their lives.

    But there is one constant. There are always “smarter” people around who can lobby “even smarter” public officials to assert control over what someone else has built.

    Why doesn’t the FCC do something constructive?

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