Wyden Hails FCC Approval of Rules to ‘Save the Internet’
Washington, D.C.– Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., lauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of rules that will protect the free and open Internet:
“Today is a win for everyone who uses the Internet. The interests of individual Americans triumphed over those of corporate monopolies. These strong new rules will preserve the Internet we know and love, where start-ups can thrive regardless of the size of their wallets, and where people are free to speak and share ideas. The drumbeat of four million individual voices helped save the Internet,” Wyden said.
“I called for the reclassification of broadband under Title II because it is the best avenue to protect the free and open Internet. I am pleased to see the FCC approve the strongest rules possible.”
For more than 20 years, Sen. Wyden has fought to protect the open Internet and expand America’s digital economy. Over the past year, he repeatedly called on the FCC to create strong rules to preserve net neutrality. He authored the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which protects the Internet from multiple and discriminatory taxes, and section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that created liability protections that are fundamental to social media. He 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: https://www.wyden.senate.gov/net-neutrality
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