Commissioner Pai's Statement on DC Circuit's Net Neutrality Decision
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:January 14, 2014
Matthew Berry, 202-418-2005
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI
ON D.C. CIRCUIT’S DECISION STRIKING DOWN NET NEUTRALITY RULESFor 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
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