Telecommunications and the Internet
As the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, I am very active on issues involving Internet, radio, television, cable, and other telecommunications-related topics. Throughout my time in Congress, I have been especially interested in ensuring that federal policies in this sector truly promote competition and innovation in telecommunications services – and that those polices provide the greatest possible benefit to consumers through newer and better services and lower prices.
In the 116th Congress, I am calling for changes to our telecommunication policy that help consumers by:
- Restoring Net Neutrality by passing my bill, H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, which would prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking, throttling, or charging more for internet access,
- Providing consumers with the resources they need to avoid robocalls by passing my bill, H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act,
- Promoting more efficient sharing of the radio-magnetic spectrum assigned for federal use by passing my bill, H.R. 4462, the Studying How to Harness Airwave Resources Efficiently (SHARE) Act.
- Detecting cybersecurity supply chain vulnerabilities by passing my bill, H.R. 4461, the Network Security Information Sharing Act,
- Promoting the deployment of broadband for consumers and businesses in rural, suburban, and urban areas,
- Protecting consumer privacy online.
I am deeply committed to maintaining the Internet as an open platform for competition and innovation. I will continue to lead on these issues.