Statement By FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn on FCC Meeting to Vote An Order Preserving the Open Internet
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
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STATEMENT BY FCC COMMISSIONER MIGNON L. CLYBURN
ON FCC MEETING TO VOTE AN ORDER PRESERVING THE OPEN INTERNET"The open Internet is a crucial American marketplace, and I believe that it is appropriate
for the FCC to safeguard it by adopting an Order that will establish clear rules to protect
consumers' access. The Commission has worked tirelessly to offer a set of guidelines that, while
not as strong as they could be, will nonetheless protect consumers as they explore, learn, and
innovate online. As such, I plan to vote to approve in part and concur in part the Open Internet
Order during the FCC's open meeting tomorrow.
"I appreciate the hard work of my colleagues, and I am especially grateful for the
commitment and dedication of Commissioner Copps, who has worked many years on behalf of
consumers to ensure an open Internet. I also want to thank the many stakeholders who have
worked diligently on these issues and took the time to call, write, and visit me to convey their
concerns. I am also grateful to Chairman Genachowski, his staff, and the many others at the
Commission who worked around-the-clock on this proceeding.
"As a Commissioner whose task is to safeguard consumers and the public interest, I will
continue to watch the growth of the Internet and will applaud industry advances and milestones.
I will also seek out and facilitate any collaboration between myself, my colleagues, corporate
stakeholders, and public interest representatives, as there can be no better path forward than that
which is achieved through consensus."
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