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If FCC’s Net Neutrality Order Stands, Broadband Investment will be Impacted

Arlington, VA (December 4, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today released the below statement following oral arguments in the case U.S. Telecom Association, et al., v Federal Communications Commission (FCC) before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit:

TIA CEO Scott Belcher said: “If the FCC’s efforts to regulate the Internet like a utility are allowed to stand, investment in broadband upgrades and deployment will be impeded. Uncertainty and the advent of new costly regulatory requirements discourage this necessary investment and innovation. Ultimately, it is Congress’ role to update our communications laws and restore the light-touch regulations that have allowed America’s Internet and digital economy to flourish.”

TIA previously filed an amicus brief in support of the challenge to the FCC’s Title II order. A one-page summary of TIA’s amicus brief is available by clicking this link.

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