VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Delivers House Floor Remarks on Day of Action for Net Neutrality

July 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today delivered remarks on the House floor to strongly urge against the FCC’s plan to dismantle net neutrality.  She called on Americans to voice their opinions directly to the FCC before the public comment period ends.

Video of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's Speech is Available Here

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said,
“Net neutrality is something that is fundamental to our country. It's rooted in our First Amendment rights, it allows for an open marketplace, an exchange of ideas, is a center for innovation, a hub of communication, and so much more. In today's digital age especially, ensuring an open, free, and equal internet for all, not just for those who can afford to pay to play, is crucial for a level playing field for everyone.

“The FCC's current proposals roll back these freedoms for the benefit and profit of big internet service providers on the backs of students, entrepreneurs and innovators, small businesses, and really, all of us. Millions across the country have already sent in comments to the FCC expressing their strong opposition, and on today's net neutrality day of action, I encourage everyone to make their voices heard, before the FCC's public comment period closes. Now is the time for us to raise our voices, to protect net neutrality, fairness, and equality for all.”

Background:  Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been a long and proud supporter of net neutrality.  She has cosponsored legislation to prohibit multi-tiered pricing agreements between ISPs and content providers.
 

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