Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: FCC’s Unraveling of Net Neutrality
May 19, 2017
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement after the FCC voted to roll back protections on net neutrality:
“The FCC’s vote yesterday is an attack on our basic democratic principles of freedom and equality. This decision flies in the face of the millions of people who fought to secure the democratization of the Internet through net neutrality, and shows that Chairman Pai is more interested in the profits of big Internet Service Providers (ISPs) than the opportunities of working families, students, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. I encourage everyone to again make their voices heard during the FCC’s public comment period and stand together as we fight for free, open, and equal internet access for all.”
Background: The FCC’s public comment period on the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” ruling will remain open through mid-August, 2017. To submit a comment, click here: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express.
In 2015, over 4 million people submitted public comments, calling on the FCC to keep the internet open.