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Public Knowledge's Gigi Sohn Scolds House Republicans on Net Neutrality

On Monday afternoon Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, responded to the comments made by the Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and urged the Federal Communications Commission to continue to press for Net neutrality rules.

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On Monday afternoon Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, responded to the comments made by the Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Countering claims that Net neutrality would cause higher prices for consumers or lower speeds, she said, “Billions of dollars were invested in the Internet ecosystem, not only by carriers, but by companies doing business on the Internet, and by consumers subscribing to Internet services. That is the investment we seek to expand. There is nothing in banning discrimination on the basis of source, ownership or destination of bits would create lower speeds or raise prices.” She urged the Federal Communications Commission to continue to press for Net neutrality rules.

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On Monday afternoon Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, responded to the comments made by the Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Countering claims that Net neutrality would cause higher prices for consumers or lower speeds, she said, “Billions of dollars were invested in the Internet ecosystem, not only by carriers, but by companies doing business on the Internet, and by consumers subscribing to Internet services. That is the investment we seek to expand. There is nothing in banning discrimination on the basis of source, ownership or destination of bits would create lower speeds or raise prices.” She urged the Federal Communications Commission to continue to press for Net neutrality rules.

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Discussion of Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event on High-Capacity Applications and Gigabit Connectivity

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club released the first video of its Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event, on “How High-Capacity Applications Are Driving Gigabit Connectivity.”

The dialogue featured Dr. Glenn Ricart, Chief Technology Officer, US IGNITESheldon Grizzle of GigTank in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Todd MarriottExecutive Director of UTOPIA, the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency, and Drew ClarkChairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com.

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On Monday afternoon Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, responded to the comments made by the Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Countering claims that Net neutrality would cause higher prices for consumers or lower speeds, she said, “Billions of dollars were invested in the Internet ecosystem, not only by carriers, but by companies doing business on the Internet, and by consumers subscribing to Internet services. That is the investment we seek to expand. There is nothing in banning discrimination on the basis of source, ownership or destination of bits would create lower speeds or raise prices.” She urged the Federal Communications Commission to continue to press for Net neutrality rules.

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On Monday afternoon Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, responded to the comments made by the Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Countering claims that Net neutrality would cause higher prices for consumers or lower speeds, she said, “Billions of dollars were invested in the Internet ecosystem, not only by carriers, but by companies doing business on the Internet, and by consumers subscribing to Internet services. That is the investment we seek to expand. There is nothing in banning discrimination on the basis of source, ownership or destination of bits would create lower speeds or raise prices.” She urged the Federal Communications Commission to continue to press for Net neutrality rules.

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