CTIA Spins Network Neutrality for Super Bowl Audience

CTIA: The Wireless Association has posted a YouTube video in advance of the Super Bowl arguing that the FCC can win the "big game" — that being a free and open Internet — by using Sec. 706 authority rather than Title II reclassification of Internet access service.

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is planning a Feb. 26 vote on new open Internet rules that are widely believed to be based on some variant of the Title II common-carrier regulations.

The CTIA's video features a hand-drawn illustration of what the organization has said would be the right play, and how the courts, Congress and the FCC itself have previously stopped short of reclassification.

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.