Washington, D.C. - After the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved H.Con.Res.127, expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multi-stakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived, CTIA-The Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement:
“Today’s bipartisan vote sends a strong signal that a hands-off policy, with respect to the Internet, is the right way to encourage the sort of investment and innovation that is the hallmark of the U.S. wireless ecosystem. CTIA commends Representative Bono Mack and the leadership of the Energy and Commerce Committee for coming together to advance this strong statement in favor of a free, unfettered Internet. We hope that policymakers here and abroad rally to the notion that the way to advance broadband access and deployment, and the political and economic freedoms broadband can support and advance, is by keeping the heavy-hand of government off of the Internet.”
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.