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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Statement on FCC’s Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

December 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to repeal net neutrality protections:

“I strongly oppose the result of today’s shameful FCC vote, and I will work to restore the net neutrality protections American consumers expect and deserve. Net neutrality is the simple principle that lawful content on the Internet should be equally accessible to everyone, and that Internet service providers should not be allowed to discriminate against some content providers. Without the guarantee of net neutrality, the Internet superhighway’s rules of the road will favor big businesses over newer startups. The Internet has allowed the proud tradition of American ingenuity and entrepreneurship to reach every corner of the globe. Its openness has enabled a new generation of New Hampshire innovators to turn a bright idea and a laptop into a business. We can’t stand by as the FCC and big corporations steal our right to equal access.”

 

BACKGROUND

Earlier this week, Shea-Porter and 118 colleagues sent a letter asking FCC Chairman Pai to delay the scheduled net neutrality vote due to public comment irregularities.

Shea-Porter plans to cosponsor forthcoming Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation proposed by Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14) to reverse today’s FCC action.