July 11, 2017
Background: Yesterday, USTelecom and other petitioners filed an application for an extension of time to file a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court in regards to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order.
This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:
“We asked for a 60-day extension of time to file for Supreme Court review to give the FCC time to resolve its pending Open Internet rulemaking, which could alleviate the harms caused by reclassification and make moot some or all of our concerns. The best path forward for consumers, innovators and our connected economy is for Congress to adopt permanent net neutrality protections because, as we said in our challenge to the 2015 Open Internet Order, the FCC doesn’t have a clear legal mandate to regulate broadband internet access service as a Title II, utility-style service.”