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The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) strongly supports an open Internet that is able to grow and expand at the speed of innovation. HTTP advocates for increased access and adoption of broadband connectivity by the Latino community and believes that light-touch regulation will spur expanded broadband deployment and benefit Latinos and low-income families in urban centers and especially rural areas. Latinos continue to be on the wrong side of the digital divide and a free, open, and growing Internet ecosystem will hopefully serve to narrow that divide, allowing Latinos and all Americans to realize the full educational, professional, and other benefits the Internet offers. Additionally, Latinos have the highest rate of entrepreneurship of any demographic and it is our hope that increased broadband deployment will only augment that statistic.

Regulatory policy must ensure adequate growth, investment, privacy and equality within the Internet ecosystem. HTTP has always believed that Title II is not the appropriate regulatory mechanism to support this environment.

HTTP eagerly awaits the chance to review the Restoring Internet Freedom Order proposal that will be released tomorrow by Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and is hopeful that it will provide a modern regulatory framework through which the Internet can remain open, equally representative, lightly regulated, and free to expand at the rate of innovation. Additionally, HTTP still believes congress is the best regulatory body to provide a permanent, sustainable regulatory framework under which the Internet can truly thrive and benefit every American.

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