Walden Statement on FCC’s “Technology Transitions Policy Task Force”

December 10, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s newly created “Technology Transitions Policy Task Force”:

“We no longer live in an analog world where three networks and one phone company are responsible for all the voice, video, audio, and data that we consume and convey,” said Walden. “To pretend otherwise is not only futile, but harms the very innovation we seek. As technological advances alter the way we communicate, so, too, should it challenge our notions of how this market operates and how it must be regulated.

“My hope is that the task force the Chairman has announced today will present the type of forum Commissioner Pai has called for since joining the agency—one that not only helps transition toward the networks of tomorrow, but also away from the outdated regulations of the past.”