Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on FCC Open Internet Rules

Feb 4, 2015
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on proposed Open Internet rules announced today by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler:

“Every American benefits when the Internet enables innovation, entrepreneurship, and communication.  Today, FCC Chairman Wheeler proposed new rules to help ensure that success on the Internet is founded on the best ideas, not the biggest bank accounts.  I applaud this proposal and encourage the FCC to continue its policy promoting the open Internet and banning intentional service delays and schemes that prioritize those who pay extra.  

“Today’s proposal builds upon recent efforts to ensure every child, in every zip code has access to next-generation communications networks for years to come.  It creates clear and enforceable net neutrality standards, preserving the freedom, creativity, and commerce that the Internet facilitates – and it also uses other parts of the FCC's Congressional mandate to promote new competition and protect consumers.

“Any related legislation must be compared to the benefits of the consumer protections and new competition that this FCC proposal delivers.”

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