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Commissioner Pai's Statement on DC Circuit's 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. Cir. 1974).

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January 14, 2014
Matthew Berry, 202-418-2005
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STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI

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

For the second time in four years, the D.C. Circuit has ruled that the FCC exceeded its
authority in attempting to regulate the Internet. It is time for the Commission to take no for an
answer. Unless Congress acts, we should stay our hand and refrain from any further attempt to
micromanage how broadband providers run their networks. We should focus on removing
regulatory barriers to broadband deployment, not imposing unnecessary rules that chill
infrastructure investment.

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