Pelosi Statement on FCC’s New Open Internet Proposal

Apr 24, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Federal Communications Commission’s new draft proposed rule on protecting the open Internet:

“Press accounts of the draft proposal from the FCC raise serious concerns that the Internet might soon lose the core of what it is – an open space for innovation, entrepreneurship, connection and communication.  Clearly, the American people believe in preserving an open Internet where anyone can bring an idea to the table without seeking permission or paying a toll to each internet provider. 

“Success should be founded on merit and good ideas; not on who has the deepest pockets.  We must not allow broadband providers to relegate competing ideas, products, and services to slow, congested speeds. 

“I urge Internet entrepreneurs, experts, and users to contact the FCC to make their voices heard and urge the Commissioners to establish rules of the road that protect the freedom, entrepreneurship and openness that must always define the Internet and American innovation.”

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