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Washington, D.C., December 1, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski just released the agenda for their upcoming December 21st meeting at a press conference held at the FCC. In regards to net neutrality, the FCC will consider “an order adopting basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a platform for innovation, investment, competition, and free expression.”

The following can be attributed to Jason Llorenz, Esq., executive Director of the Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP):

“The Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) looks forward to reviewing the FCC’s proposed announcement of a compromise on network neutrality that appears to preserve an open Internet while encouraging the continued broadband innovation and investment needed to reach universal Internet adoption and access across America. This middle-ground approach seems to have taken into consideration many of the concerns HTTP has voiced over the past year, on the issue of broadband access and adoption.

“In our increasingly connected world, Hispanics continue to lag behind in their adoption of broadband technology, putting our growing population at a serious disadvantage in the classroom, in the workplace, and in every day life,” said Gus West, co-Chair of HTTP and chairman of The Hispanic Institute. “We are optimistic that it appears the FCC has listened to our community and has come to a sensible framework regarding net neutrality that supports an open and robust Internet – without extreme or burdensome regulation – so that our community can continue to work toward universal digital inclusion.”

“Broadband connectivity holds tremendous promise and opportunity – not just for Hispanics, but for all Americans – at this very critical time. The http coalition is eager to work with the Commission and Congress in the coming weeks and months on this proposed framework and help to find solutions that may arise based on limitations of current law and the changing communications landscape, said Llorenz.”

The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) is a coalition of national Hispanic organizations working to increase awareness of the impact of technology and telecommunications policy on the U.S. Hispanic community. For additional information, visit www.httponline.org

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