The following are written statements issued in response to President Obama's comments on Monday pressuring the federal communications regulator to adopt Internet traffic rules that would treat Internet providers more like public utilities.
Statement from Federal Communications Commision Chairman Tom Wheeler:
"As an independent regulatory agency we will incorporate the president's submission into the record of the Open Internet proceeding. We welcome comment on it and how it proposes to use Title II of the Communications Act."
Statement by AT&T's senior executive vice president of legislative affairs, Jim Cicconi:
"We feel the actions called...