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Chairman Wheeler Statement on Transparency Rule Enforcement Advisory

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Released: July 23, 2014


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July 23, 2014

Kim Hart, 202-418-8191


Statement By Chairman Tom Wheeler on Open Internet Transparency Rule Enforcement


Today, the FCC released an Enforcement Advisory reminding broadband providers of their responsibility

to provide accurate information about the services they offer consumers. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

issued this statement:

“Consumers deserve to get the broadband service they pay for. After today, no broadband provider can

claim they didn’t know we were watching to see that they disclose accurate information about the services

they provide. The FCC’s transparency rule requires that consumers get the information they need to

make informed choices about the broadband services they purchase. We expect providers to be fully

transparent about the details of their services, and we will hold them accountable if they fall down on this

obligation to consumers.”


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