For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Hearn
PITTSBURGH, March 15, 2019 — The American Cable Association (ACA), CTIA, NCTA and USTelecom Statement on Proposal to Delay Litigation Against Vermont Internet Bill:
BACKGROUND: Vermont, the U.S. Department of Justice and ACA, CTIA, NCTA and USTelecom – representing America’s broadband providers – yesterday agreed to propose a delay in federal court litigation against Vermont’s Internet bill while the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit continues consideration of Mozilla Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission. Vermont has also agreed not to enforce its Net Neutrality statute or executive order until that case is resolved.
The following statement is for attribution to ACA, CTIA, NCTA and USTelecom:
“Vermont’s decision not to enforce its statute and executive order regulating the Internet while the D.C. Circuit reviews the FCC’s 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order is a win for consumers that will allow continued innovation and investment while these deliberations continue. Our companies support an open Internet, and we urge Congress to resolve this issue by passing a national framework to protect that principle for all Americans.”
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing more than 700 smaller and medium-sized, independent companies that provide broadband, phone and video services to nearly 8 million customers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA’s members work together to advance the interests of their customers and ensure the future competitiveness and viability of their business. For more information, visit: https://acaconnects.org/