Wyden Cheers Court Ruling Affirming Strongest Open Internet Rules Ever
Ruling upholds long-sought and Wyden-advocated FCC rules
Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the FCC’s rules to preserve the free and open internet:
“The open internet is a cornerstone of free speech, education and commerce in the 21st century. It gives businesses the freedom to compete no matter the size of their wallet,” Wyden said. “Today’s ruling is the biggest win in our fight for the open internet. It’s a win for Americans, for free speech and education, and for our start-ups and economy. This win comes as the result of years of hard work and advocacy and the FCC listening to the constant drumbeat of millions of Americans demanding the strongest net neutrality rules ever.”
For over 20 years, Sen. Wyden has fought to protect the open internet and expand America’s digital economy. He repeatedly called on the FCC to create strong rules to preserve net neutrality. Sen. Wyden joined Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) and 26 other members of Congress in submitting an amicus brief supporting the FCC’s authority to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. He authored the Internet Tax Freedom Act, recently made permanent, which protects the internet from multiple and discriminatory taxes. Sen. Wyden continues to stand for policies that preserve the Internet as a platform for learning, speech and commerce and a level-playing field for businesses.
Learn more about Sen. Wyden’s fight for the free and open internet here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/net-neutrality
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