Friday, July 9, 2021
Schwartzman: Biden Executive Order Will Garner Broad Public Support
Today, President Biden is expected to sign an Executive Order establishing a whole-of-government effort to promote competition in the American economy, including the telecommunications sector. The following may be attributed to Benton Senior Counselor Andrew Jay Schwartzman:
"This is the right agenda, and I know it will garner broad popular support. The headlines in the tech sections of news outlets will properly focus on net neutrality and antitrust enforcement. Yes, perhaps the most important issue addressed in the Executive Order is the need for the Federal Communications Commission to restore network neutrality policies by using its authority under Title II of the Communications Act. However, the President has also identified important but less visible issues that can have a huge impact on many people. I particularly like his emphasis on ending agreements that landlords enter that limit tenant access to a choice of internet providers and on the abusive use of early termination fees to restrict customers from switching providers to get a better deal."
The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people in the U.S. have access to competitive, High-Performance Broadband regardless of where they live or who they are. We believe communication policy - rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity - has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities.
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