He said this on Friday speaking at the Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law.
The net neutrality or the open internet gives FCC authority to prevent Internet Service Providers or ISP from blocking or degrading the speed of internet, and making paid agreements with internet content companies for fast lanes.
Last year the federal court rejected the open internet rules saying that, “you’re trying to impose common carrier-like regulation without stepping up and saying, ‘these are common carriers’.”
Wheeler said, “We have addressed that issue … That gives me great confidence going forward that we will prevail.”
The telecom companies like USTelecom and the Alamo Broadband filed separate suits claiming that the agency has acted beyond its authority.
He said, “The big winners will be America’s consumers and innovators and our economy as a whole, we will finally have strong, enforceable rules that assure that Internet remains open now, and into the future.”
He said, “The Commission’s Open Internet Order rests on a basic choice â?? Whether those who build the networks should make the rules by themselves or whether there should be a basic set of rules and a referee on the field to throw the flag if they are violated.”