House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency tasked with regulating interstate communications, voted today to begin rolling back its predecessors’ anti-consumer Title II regulations.
“This is not a question of the merits of net neutrality — this is about the FCC ramming through a regulatory framework that treats high-tech communications like they’re a 1930s public utility. I applaud Chairman Pai’s leadership in rolling back this heavy-handed approach. A free and open internet should benefit everyone, not just D.C. insiders. It’s time for Congress and the Internet community to come together to find solutions that protect consumers without disrupting the free flow of information or stifling innovation.”
NOTE: Chair McMorris Rodgers released this statement in April after the FCC announced today’s vote. The internet is a cornerstone of the 21st Century economy, and McMorris Rodgers wants to see stakeholders work together to achieve a solution that benefits everyone.