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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on the FCC Vote on Net Neutrality Roll Backs

December 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01)  released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order and prevent states from implementing their own regulations that could surpass the federal protections for broadband consumers.

“In a time when access to broadband has become an essential part of our everyday lives, we should be looking for ways to improve access to an open internet for all instead of walking backwards”, said Larson. “I am deeply disappointed with the FCC’s decision to disregard the concerns of 83 percent of American people by proceeding with a vote to roll back these important rules.  Not only is this action a step backwards for consumer protections, but it will not help spur an environment for innovation and growth. Congress should act quickly to ensure that net neutrality is preserved in order to provide fair and equal access to the Internet for all.”

Yesterday, Congressman Larson, along with 117 colleagues,  sent a letter urging the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to delay the vote on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. Read here.