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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes To Restore Net Neutrality Protections

Washington, April 10, 2019

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) voted in favor of the Save The Internet Act, H.R. 1644. This bill will reverse the repeal by President Trump’s FCC of critical net neutrality protections. 

 

“The Trump Administration’s decision to terminate net neutrality protections last year was a disaster from the beginning. The internet is an indispensable part of American life and economic growth and must be protected for all to access. It is time for Congress to prioritize the interests of the American people over a handful of multinational corporations and big businesses by reinstating these critical net neutrality protections, which is why I was proud to vote with my colleagues today to do just that,” said Rep. Trahan.

 

The Save the Internet Act creates popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections, and codifies the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order similar to last year’s Congressional Review Act that passed the Senate and had bipartisan support in the House by:

  • Strengthening transparency protections, enacting specific rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization, and empowering the FCC to investigate consumer and business complaints and fine internet service providers for violations of the Communications Act;
  • Protecting consumers against unjust, unreasonable, and discriminatory practices, and promoting competition;
  • Ensuring consumers can make informed decisions when shopping for internet plans; and
  • Restoring the FCC’s authority to fund broadband access for rural communities, working Americans, veterans, seniors, students and disabled Americans.

 

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