Sprint has provided the FCC some cover for going the Title II route to reinstating open Internet rules, but only if new rules continue to recognize the "unique network management challenges" of mobile broadband.
In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Stephen Bye, Sprint chief technology officer, said that Sprint doesn't think that "a light touch application of Title II, including appropriate forbearance, would harm the continued investment in, and deployment of, mobile broadband."
CTIA, the wireless industry's lobby, has been pushing back on Title II, by contrast.
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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.