OTI Joins Fight to Defend Net Neutrality in Court

Press Release
May 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC — New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) filed a motion today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to intervene in the legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. The move allows OTI to protect net neutrality as a formal party in the case, defending the order alongside the FCC and numerous other intervenors.

The following statement can be attributed to Sarah Morris, Senior Policy Counsel for New America’s Open Technology Institute:

“The FCC’s network neutrality rules are strong, clear, and necessary to preserve the Internet’s role as a level playing field for innovation and an open portal for communication, commerce, education and civic engagement. OTI was deeply engaged in the FCC’s proceeding to enact those rules, detailing the significant consumer harms that result from interconnection disputes as well as the need for a common regulatory regime that applies to both wired and wireless networks. We are pleased to join the growing group of public interest and industry groups who have moved to protect the FCC’s rules from a recent wave of legal challenges. We look forward to defending the sound, bounded rules and the clear authority on which those rules are based.”

A copy of OTI’s Motion to Intervene can be found here.