TechNet Statement on the FCC Vote on Rules Governing an Open Internet

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Washington, DC TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today provided the following statement on the vote by the Federal Communications Commission on its rule and order regarding an Open Internet.

“The vote today by the Federal Communications Commission is a pragmatic recognition of the need for codifying principles for protecting non-discrimination and openness for the Internet,” said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet. “We applaud the diligent work of Chairman Genachowski and the FCC as they have attempted for the first time to lay out a balanced roadmap between encouraging investments, fostering innovation and protecting consumers in a manner that is both transparent and enforceable.  The ruling also recognizes that technology and markets change very rapidly so it includes in its structure fundamental flexibility which is inherently a good thing. We look forward to working with the FCC and the many stakeholders to ensure that the Internet remains strong, vibrant and encourages economic growth and innovation.”

About TechNet:

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet’s members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, DC, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin. Web address: www.technet.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.

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