Cicilline Statement on End of Net Neutrality

Thursday, December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

“When working people pay their internet bill, they’re buying access to the full internet at the speed they pay for. Today’s decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission ends the era of the open internet. Ending Net Neutrality will allow internet service providers to slow speeds on certain websites, charge new fees, and even block websites altogether.”

“I’m also deeply disturbed that the FCC went ahead with this decision after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found that hundreds of thousands of public comments were submitted in recent weeks using stolen identities and even Russian email addresses. There’s no doubt the FCC rushed this decision and put the interests of telecom companies ahead of working people.”

“I’m proud to stand with millions of Americans who know that this is a bad decision. I’ll continue fighting to change the law and restore Net Neutrality.” 

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