For Immediate ReleaseDecember 14, 2017CONTACT: Bridgett Frey – 202-228-0668Van Hollen Statement on FCC Net Neutrality VoteWASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement today regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on Net Neutrality. Senator Van Hollen has urged that the FCC maintain a free and open internet in multiple letters to the FCC, including one he authored this September.
“I am deeply disappointed in the FCC’s vote today to undermine net neutrality protections. Equal access to the internet is not only fundamental to individuals, it’s also crucial to our economy. Net Neutrality creates a level playing field for all companies to compete and guarantees an open internet for all Americans, not just those who can afford to pay more. This move will stifle competition and put entrenched corporate interests ahead of innovators, small businesses, and American consumers. I urge my colleagues in Congress to address this issue with legislative action immediately.”