Health IT groups come out swinging for net neutrality
January 23, 2015 in Medical Technology
In a time where “fast innovation and investment are critically important,” an open Internet is essential, says a group of IT and mHealth advocates who’ve asked FCC to spurn new limitations on wireless networks.
[See also: FCC creates mHealth task force]
Health IT Now, the mHealth Regulatory Coalition and the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance recently sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to express concern that “potential changes to the Open Internet framework may adversely affect” what so far has been a “vibrant wireless ecosystem.”
The groups make the case that “the opportunity represented by connected health will flourish in the open innovation environment that is currently represented by the wireless Internet.
“Conversely,” they write, “the addition of limitations on wireless networks will inhibit connected health investment and innovation.”