Press Release, Statement
October 2, 2018
CTIA, USTelecom, NCTA and ACA File Joint Lawsuit Against California State Internet Bill .
Washington – CTIA, USTelecom, NCTA and ACA – representing America’s broadband providers – have today filed a joint lawsuit in federal court challenging the State of California’s Internet Bill (SB 822).
The following statement is for attribution to CTIA, USTelecom, NCTA and ACA:
“The nation’s broadband providers are the innovation engine of America’s digital economy and remain committed to an open internet for consumers. We oppose California’s action to regulate internet access because it threatens to negatively affect services for millions of consumers and harm new investment and economic growth. Republican and Democratic administrations, time and again, have embraced the notion that actions like this are preempted by federal law. We believe the courts will continue to uphold that fundamental principle. Meanwhile, we will continue our work to ensure Congress adopts bipartisan legislation to create a permanent framework for protecting the open internet that consumers expect and deserve.”
CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.