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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

June 22, 2000

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard Regarding AT&T v. City of Portland

Today’s court decision recognizes that Congress established a national framework to govern high-speed Internet access.

We share the goal of municipalities that consumers should be able to point, click and choose their Internet service provider.

Our policies will continue to promote choice among providers for content and conduit, while fostering an environment of investment and innovation.

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