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Commissioner O'Rielly's Statement on Net Neutrality Decision

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Released: January 14, 2014

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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January 14, 2014
Courtney Reinhard, 202-418-2013
E-mail: Courtney.Reinhard@fcc.gov

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MIKE O’RIELLY ON

THE D.C. CIRCUIT’S DECISION STRIKING DOWN NET NEUTRALITY RULES

Once again, the D.C. Circuit has confirmed that the Commission’s authority to regulate is not
boundless. Rather than continue to test those boundaries with “prophylactic” regulations, the
Commission should look for ways to remove regulatory obstacles to the broadband innovation and
investment that will benefit all consumers.
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