Alliance for Digital Equality Encouraged by FCC's Network Neutrality Compromise

Dec 01, 2010, 13:30 ET from Alliance for Digital Equality

Organization applauds the Commission for choosing mainstream compromise over extreme action in net neutrality debate

ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shirley Franklin, senior advisor for the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) and former mayor of Atlanta, issued the following statement today regarding a release by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a network neutrality compromise:  

"Last week, Americans across the country collectively paused to acknowledge and give thanks for the many blessings that we have.  Thanksgiving provides us with this unique opportunity for reflection every year, introducing a spirit that encourages us to look past our differences and find common ground.  Today ADE commends the FCC for embracing this spirit, rejecting partisan bickering and choosing mainstream compromise over extreme action in the debate over net neutrality.

"Today's announcement shows that thoughtful debate on policy can lead to solutions that uphold our commitment to preserving the open Internet while maintaining a focus on the priorities of the American people:  restoration of our economy and a solution to creating jobs.  Bringing certainty to the telecommunications industry is a big step on the road toward achieving these things.  We look forward to working with the FCC in the coming weeks to ensure that this middle ground is fully realized and remain hopeful that this compromise will allow everyone to focus on these priorities."

ADE's partner the Communications Workers of America issued this statement.

The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities.  The Alliance also serves as a bridge between policymakers and minority individuals in order to help the public understand how legislative and regulatory policies regarding new technologies can impact and empower their daily lives.  For more information on The Alliance for Digital Equality, please visit    

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