OVERLAND PARK, Kan.
(Dec. 1, 2010) – Today, Vonya B. McCann, senior vice president of government affairs for Sprint (NYSE:S), issued the following statement in response to the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules for broadband and wireless services:
“Sprint has been a leader in preserving an open Internet, providing consumers and developers with access to the websites of their choice, information to ease the creation of new applications, dynamic and innovative devices, and affordable pricing that allow consumers to take advantage of broadband services.
“Sprint commends the FCC for the careful and deliberate approach it has taken on this issue. It is an important next step in ensuring the freedom and openness of the Internet, while also recognizing the differences between fixed and mobile networks and the importance of providing all broadband providers with the flexibility to manage their networks.
“While Sprint has not seen the details of the item, the outline proposed by Chairman Genachowski appears to be a fair and balanced approach to a difficult issue. With a new year on the horizon, we will be looking at the rules closely but are encouraged that the Commission appears to be ready to resolve this issue.”
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 48.8 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek
ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com