STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MICHAEL J. COPPS ON PRESERVING INTERNET FREEDOM AND OPENNESS
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20554
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT
December 1, 2010
John Giusti, (202) 418-2000
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MICHAEL J. COPPS
ON PRESERVING INTERNET FREEDOM AND OPENNESS"It's no secret that I am looking for the strongest protections we can get to preserve an
Open Internet, built on the most secure legal foundation so we don't find ourselves in court every
other month. Over the next three weeks, I will work tirelessly with stake-holders--including, of
course, consumers and Internet innovators--seeking to ensure real network neutrality that
protects the online freedom of all Americans. Today is the beginning of an important discussion,
and not the end. We have an historic opportunity to make sure this dynamic Internet technology
reaches its full potential to create opportunity for every citizen. I hope we will make the most of
it. At issue is who will control access to the online experiences of consumers--consumers
themselves or Big Phone and Big Cable gatekeepers."
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