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The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“The Federal Communications Commission’s actions today on Net Neutrality fell far short of what they could have accomplished. With just three modest changes that we and others suggested, the Commission could have established clear rules that would give more protections to Internet users than the one approved today. Instead, these rules will be subject to manipulation by telephone and cable companies. The Commission will have to be very serious about the enforcement of these rules in order for them to succeed.
“We asked for three changes, primarily that rules governing wireless services be strengthened. The changes would have made the FCC’s action much stronger without disturbing the framework Chairman Genachowski put forward. It is unfortunate he chose not to adopt them.
“The FCC order is a step forward, but not as large a step as it could have been. Consumers deserve better.”