Commissioner O'Rielly's Statement on Net Neutrality Decision
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:January 14, 2014
Courtney Reinhard, 202-418-2013
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MIKE O’RIELLY ON
THE D.C. CIRCUIT’S DECISION STRIKING DOWN NET NEUTRALITY RULESOnce again, the D.C. Circuit has confirmed that the Commission’s authority to regulate is not
boundless. Rather than continue to test those boundaries with “prophylactic” regulations, the
Commission should look for ways to remove regulatory obstacles to the broadband innovation and
investment that will benefit all consumers.
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