Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Indefensible GOP Rollback of Net Neutrality
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement on the indefensible Republican rollback of net neutrality.
“President Trump’s hand-picked FCC chairman and the Republican majority on the FCC just voted to overturn net neutrality, striking a huge blow against Americans’ right to a free and open internet. With this decision, internet service providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Time Warner Cable will now have the power to dictate the speed of websites, charge higher fees to access certain websites, and prioritize their own services over those of their competitors. The internet is an indispensable part of American life and it should be classified in a way that reflects the world we live in today. The effort to repeal net neutrality is a glaring example of the Republican Party siding with multinational corporations and big business over the interests of the American people. Shame on them for going against the will of the people with such wanton disregard for how this policy will impact their lives,”