Commissioner McDowell was a consistent advocate for a free Internet

The big news of the day is the announced departure of Commissioner Robert McDowell from the Federal Communications Commission. Craig Silliman, Senior Vice President of public policy and government affairs, had a few words to say about the announcement:

 “Commissioner McDowell has been a consistent advocate and a strong voice in supporting and promoting market-based policies and keeping the global Internet free from over-regulation.  His tenure has been defined by his insistence that the FCC base its decisions on sound policies that are well-grounded in the law. McDowell’s vision and judgment have been invaluable during a remarkable period of transformation, innovation and investment. Verizon wishes Commissioner McDowell well as he moves onto a new phase in his career.”