Commissioner Copps’ reputation is the opposite of the Chairman’s–a principled fighter for the public interest.
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MICHAEL J. COPPS
ON PRESERVING INTERNET FREEDOM AND OPENNESS
“It’s no secret that I am looking for the strongest protections we can get to preserve an Open Internet, built on the most secure legal foundation so we don’t find ourselves in court every other month. Over the next three weeks, I will work tirelessly with stake-holders—including, of course, consumers and Internet innovators—seeking to ensure real network neutrality that protects the online freedom of all Americans. Today is the beginning of an important discussion, and not the end. We have an historic opportunity to make sure this dynamic Internet technology reaches its full potential to create opportunity for every citizen. I hope we will make the most of it. At issue is who will control access to the online experiences of consumers—consumers themselves or Big Phone and Big Cable gatekeepers.”