February 04, 2015

Wyden Praises Wheeler for net neutrality proposal that will “Save the Internet”

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., praised Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to protect the freedom to compete online by reclassifying broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act of 1996:

Millions of American small businesses, consumers and innovators spoke and Chairman Wheeler listened. Without the open Internet, start-ups will never leave the garage,” Wyden said. “The FCC should adopt this proposal and ensure that monopolies are never allowed to slam the door on American innovation.”

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 urged the FCC to create new rules to protect net neutrality. He authored the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which protects the Internet from multiple and discriminatory taxes. 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: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/net-neutrality