Statement: FCC Text Messaging Order Will Benefit Consumers

by Mike Wendy on December 12, 2018

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org:

Alexandria, VA, December 12, 2018 – Today’s FCC action, which declares that text messaging services are information services to be regulated under “light touch” rules, is a welcome gift to American consumers. By removing these popular services from the specter of FDR-era common carriage regulation, providers will have greater flexibility to develop innovative messaging solutions that better serve those who regularly text via their smartphones (which is just about everyone). Of course, if you like text SPAM, you’re out of luck. The FCC has some coal for you.

Thanks, FCC, for the much appreciated holiday present! “Light touch” actions such as these boost marketplace innovation, competition and broadband deployment, all of which help Americans of all stripes thrive via their connected communications devices.

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