DelBene Statement in Opposition of the FCC Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality rules that were put in place to protect consumers:
“America has been a world leader in innovation in large part because we’ve benefited from a free and open internet, but we won’t remain at the top by adopting backward policies that hurt consumers,” DelBene said. “I strongly oppose the FCC’s decision to fully repeal net neutrality and allow internet service providers to influence the content users can see. Given the opportunity, internet service providers could block content and services or charge premiums for the kind of open access we’ve come to expect. There’s no question that today’s vote is a massive loss, both for consumers and for innovation.”
Today, the FCC voted to rescind the 2015 Open Internet Order – net neutrality – which has protected consumers from internet service providers blocking, throttling or prioritizing certain content and services for a fee.
Before serving in Congress, DelBene had a long career in the technology sector as a businesswoman and entrepreneur.