Doyle Reaction to Today’s FCC Vote on Net Neutrality

Washington, DC – May 16, 2014 – U.S. Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA-14) released the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote yesterday to launch a new Open Internet rulemaking to comply with the recent ruling of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Verizon v. FCC.

 “It is essential that the FCC work hard to put in place strong Net Neutrality rules.  I’ve long been a supporter of the Title 2 approach and still believe that it remains the best path forward to ensure that these rules are strong and can stand up to legal challenges.  

“The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the FCC voted on today includes questions about reclassifying broadband as a Title 2 service.  The inclusion of these questions as part of the rulemaking was the direct result of the immense public pressure put on the FCC from the public and public interest groups.  

“I encourage people to remain engaged on this issue, and continue to push the FCC to adopt Net Neutrality rules to preserve the Internet as an open platform for innovation, competition, and economic growth.
 
“I will continue working with the FCC as this process moves forward to ensure that these rules protect and promote the Open Internet.

Click here for information about today’s vote to move forward with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

You can email your comments about net neutrality to the FCC at openinternet@fcc.gov.


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