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States Applaud FCC Action on Net Neutrality


For Immediate Release: February 26, 2015
Contact: Robert J. Thormeyer, 202-898-9382,


WASHINGTON—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote today on net-neutrality rules:

“State regulators have long supported the concept of net neutrality. Since 2002, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has supported policies that promote an open Internet and recognize that differences in markets, bandwidth spectrum resources and other factors may exist. Today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission is momentous and could ensure that both consumers and telecommunications firms enjoy a level-playing field. We are still reviewing the details of this order and will likely have more to say at a later date. We look forward to working with the agency and all stakeholders as these rules are implemented.”
-- NARUC Committee on Telecommunications Chair Chris Nelson of South Dakota


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NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.

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