Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington
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DelBene Statement on FCC Open Internet Proposals

Feb 19, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Suzan DelBene issued the following statement regarding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to issue new rules to preserve net neutrality protections that were struck down by the D.C. Circuit Court earlier this year:

“Ensuring a free and open internet is essential to innovation and economic growth, which is why I am pleased that Chairman Wheeler is taking action to respond to the recent court ruling that struck down the FCC’s Open Internet rules. 

“The steps being proposed today will go a long way towards protecting consumers by increasing transparency and enhancing competition. It’s critical that the FCC meet the goals of net neutrality through these steps – especially the protections against blocking and discriminating content – and I look forward to working with the FCC to see the new rules implemented.”    

DelBene is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 3982, the Open Internet Preservation Act, which would restore FCC’s Open Internet Rules until the FCC takes new, final action in the Open Internet proceeding.