CEA Reacts to FCC Chairman’s Open Internet Proposal

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ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s open Internet proposal:

“There is a need for a reasonable and balanced approach, and reclassification to Title II isn’t it. Title II would slow down broadband investment, dampen industry innovation and, ultimately, hurt consumers.”

“We commend the FCC for recognizing the path forward involves a free, competitive and open Internet. However, the rules Chairman Wheeler outlined today don’t strike the right balance, failing to encourage the competition and investment needed to keep the Internet growing and thriving.

“There is a need for a reasonable and balanced approach, and reclassification to Title II isn’t it. Title II would slow down broadband investment, dampen industry innovation and, ultimately, hurt consumers.

“We look forward to continuing our work with the FCC to ensure a bipartisan compromise can be reached.”

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $223 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: http://www.ce.org/social

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