DETROIT, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent press reports regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) net neutrality proposal, the Detroit Regional Chamber issues the following statement in support of the proposal.
"Communities across America have felt the adverse affects of a sluggish economy in recent years, and it is no secret metro Detroit has suffered more than most," stated Sandy K. Baruah, president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Regional Chamber. "The Internet has been an economic driver, bringing jobs and investment to areas that depend on its innovation, and the Detroit region is no different."
"The Detroit Regional Chamber supports this step, as it will settle the long-running debate and help our country return its focus to efforts that encourage investment, growth and jobs," said Sarah Hubbard, senior vice president of government relations, Detroit Regional Chamber.
The Internet has grown dramatically over the past many years, all under a light regulatory framework. By ending the debate on net neutrality, the FCC can refocus its attention on helping all Americans enjoy the benefits of broadband Internet.
About the Detroit Regional Chamber
With over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is the largest Chamber of commerce in the country. The Chamber's mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and valuable benefits to members. For more information please visit, detroitchamber.com.
SOURCE Detroit Regional Chamber