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Alliance for Digital Equality Voices Support for Congressional Black Caucus


Refutes the Validity of Statements Made Against 72 Informed Members of Congress

ATLANTA,  -- In an open letter released today, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) expresses their support for members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) who called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reiterate, not repudiate, its historic commitment to the principles that have fostered an Internet open to all: competition, private investment and a restrained regulatory approach. Last week, members of the CBC submitted a letter to the FCC expressing the hopes and concerns of their constituents regarding the upcoming proceedings focused on the deployment and use of broadband networks.

"We stand with these members of Congress in supporting President Obama's goal of achieving affordable, universal broadband in our society," said ADE Chairman Julius H. Hollis. "That is precisely why we believe the opinions expressed in the letter endorsed by 72 Democratic members of the U.S. Congress are so important - because they clearly understand that allocating costs in a fair and equitable manner is in the best interest of all consumers."

Responding to those groups pushing for the FCC to change its historic position, Chairman Hollis said, "Those who are pushing for the FCC to change its position, however, do not share the carefully considered and measured views of the 72 members of Congress."

"As our society prepares to undergo tremendous structural changes in how vital local, state and federal government services are delivered, the constituents of both the CBC and ADE can ill-afford to be permanently handicapped from enjoying the full economic and civic benefits that the digital future promises due to rising price pressures and the lack of investment in broadband infrastructure the FCC's action could potentially cause," Chairman Hollis added.

To view the letter, click here:

About The Alliance for Digital Equality

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 and un-served 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


SOURCE Alliance for Digital Equality 

STORY TAGS: alliance, digital, equality, congress, congressional, black, caucus, african, american, legislators, legislation

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