Oracle and Cisco support FCC Chair’s plan to overhaul net neutrality

Oracle and Cisco have expressed support for the proposal put forward last month by the Chairman on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to overturn the classification of broadband providers and utility carriers  – a measure that is seen as weakening the FCC’s ability to enforce net neutrality rules. In a recent letter sent to Chairman Pai, Oracle’s Vice President Kenneth Glueck applauds the proposal, noting that ‘reclassifying broadband Internet access as an information service will eliminate unnecessary burdens on, and competitive imbalances for, ISPs while enhancing the consumer experience and driving investment’. Cisco’s Vice President Jeff Campbell had previously expressed a similar opinion, stating that Pai’s proposal ‘will review what is needed to protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive behavior, while rolling back Title II reclassification, which has inhibited investment’.