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Mediacom Communications Issues Statement Regarding FCC’s Decision to Regulate the Internet
MEDIACOM PARK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mediacom Communications Corporation today released the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to regulate broadband Internet services under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934:
“The Internet is the greatest economic engine of our lifetime, and its growth has been driven by market forces that have produced an astoundingly open online world full of innovation. As a leading broadband provider, Mediacom has always ensured an open Internet experience for our customers. We will continue to do so because the growth and popularity of the Internet is directly tied to the free movement of information between its users.
“Under the leadership of Presidents Clinton and Bush, the Federal government allowed the Internet to flourish largely free of regulation. Unfortunately, two decades of intelligent and successful policy decisions are on the verge of being tossed aside by the Obama Administration. Today, the FCC reversed course on years of unprecedented technological advancements by deciding to regulate the Internet under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.
“The legal reclassification of a service this critical to the economic and cultural fabric of our nation should not be left to three unelected government officials. It now falls on Congress to wrestle the Internet free from the grip of the obsolete bureaucratic model being imposed by the FCC. Working together in a bi-partisan manner, our elected leaders in Washington must endeavor to protect the open Internet while avoiding heavy-handed regulations that stifle innovation, inhibit infrastructure investment, and unfairly shift costs to hard-working American families.”
About Mediacom Communications
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the nation’s eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant customer concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services, including video, high-speed data and phone, and provides innovative broadband communications solutions through its Mediacom Business division. Mediacom Communications’ advertising sales and productions services are sold under its OnMedia division. More information about Mediacom Communications is available at www.mediacomcc.com.
Mediacom Communications Corporation
Thomas Larsen, 845-443-2754
Group Vice President
Legal & Public Affairs