Verizon on Net Neutrality Vote: 'Hey, Wait a Minute ….'

In an interesting twist on yesterday's 3-2 net neutrality vote at the FCC, Verizon (www.verizon.com) is voicing concern about the FCC overstepping its bounds. In a statement, Tom Tauke, Verizon EVP of public affairs, policy and communications, said in part: ...

In an interesting twist on yesterday's 3-2 net neutrality vote at the FCC, Verizon (www.verizon.com) is voicing concern about the FCC overstepping its bounds.

In a statement, Tom Tauke, Verizon EVP of public affairs, policy and communications, said in part:

"While it will take some time for us to analyze the FCC's rules and the order once they are released, the FCC's decision apparently reaches far beyond the net neutrality rules it announced [yesterday]. Based on [yesterday's] announcement, the FCC appears to assert broad authority for sweeping new regulation of broadband wireline and wireless networks and the Internet itself. This assertion of authority without solid statutory underpinnings will yield continued uncertainty for industry, innovators, and investors. In the long run, that is harmful to consumers and the nation."

For the full statement, go to http://newscenter.verizon.com/press-releases/verizon/2010/verizon-comments-on-fcc-net.html.
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