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The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“After listening to the chairman’s speech this morning, our views are unchanged. They are, if anything, reinforced.
“We commend the Federal Communications Commission for tentatively putting open Internet rules on the agenda for the Dec. 21 Commission meeting and for, we expect, circulating a draft order. As Comcast’s recent actions have shown, such rules are urgently needed.
“Public Knowledge looks forward to working with the Commission to strengthen the order so that consumers and the vitality of the Internet are protected.”
“The FCC has not circulated an order with regard to the chairman’s ‘Third Way’ proposal which would have reversed the Commission’s 2002 decision to deregulate broadband access service. The ‘Third Way’ would establish a firmer legal foundation, not only for open Internet rules but also for broadband policy generally. We urge the Commission to conclude the proceeding and adopt the ‘Third Way’ proposal at a future meeting.”