This week FCC Chairman Wheeler proposed to heavy handedly regulate the internet as a Title 2 public utility. This proposal could have a spoiler effect by threatening the growth of Latino small tech businesses that rely on the internet.
“TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) believes the FCC’s decision to vote on Title II regulations is entirely the wrong approach to maintaining an open Internet. These antiquated and burdensome rules will discourage much needed investment in broadband and lead to years of legal battles and frozen investment in Internet networks. In order for the Hispanic community, especially Latino and Latina small businesses in the tech industry, as well as consumers everywhere to continue benefiting from all that today’s Internet has to offer, we need light-touch regulations that will help spark innovation and expand high quality broadband services to every corner of the country.”