CEA Critical of Net Neutrality Proposal
The Consumer Electronics Association's president and CEO, Gary Shapiro, has issued a statement criticizing the recent action by the FCC to move towards regulating the Internet as a public utility.
“We commend the FCC for recognizing the path forward involves a free, competitive and open Internet. However, the rules Chairman Wheeler outlined today don’t strike the right balance, failing to encourage the competition and investment needed to keep the Internet growing and thriving," Shapiro said.
“There is a need for a reasonable and balanced approach, and reclassification to Title II isn’t it. Title II would slow down broadband investment, dampen industry innovation and, ultimately, hurt consumers."