The Alliance for Women in Media has weighed in with the FCC on the plan announced many months ago by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to find a way for preserve an open internet by making limited use of common carrier regulation authority. AWM says such an approach would stifle investment, therefore limiting employment opportunities for its constituents.

In a release AWM stated, “AWM shares the fears of many industry and public interest group commenters that imposing the common carrier regulatory structure and its attendant costs could reduce investment and employment in broadband, with particular adverse impact on opportunities for women.”

The group continued, “AWM agrees with those commenters that the better course would be for the FCC to work with Congress for limited legislation that would allow the Commission to exercise direct, sensible regulatory oversight of Internet access, including net neutrality issues, while leaving this dynamic and still-evolving technology free from the constraints of century-old utilities regulation.”