Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on FCC Votes for Net Neutrality and Broadband Competition

Feb 26, 2015
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the Federal Communications Commission vote today adopting clear rules protecting network neutrality on the Internet and promoting broadband competition:

“Open Internet access is the foundation of freedom and innovation in the 21st century. The FCC’s historic decision recognizes that net neutrality is essential to our economy and our democracy.  Communities across the country will see the benefits of new broadband competition fostered by the FCC’s vote for years to come.

“The power of the Internet has always rested in its role as a level playing field where success is founded on the best ideas, not the deepest pockets.  We finally have strong rules that protect consumers and innovators and will safeguard fair, fast, equal and competitive access to the Internet.  These net neutrality standards will ensure that everyone has access to all the Internet can offer without gatekeepers influencing content, picking winners, or blocking the way.

“Millions of Americans have made their voices heard in support of net neutrality standards that preserve the freedom and opportunity of the Internet.  Today’s vote is a testimony to their dedication and energy, and a victory for our entire country.” 

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