Eshoo Statement on Proposed FCC Net Neutrality Rules

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) draft Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:

“Like many Internet users, I fear that the latest round of proposed net neutrality rules from the FCC will not do enough to curtail discrimination of Internet traffic, but rather leave the door open to discrimination under more ambiguous terms.

“For me to support 'commercially reasonable' agreements between financially liquid online content companies and broadband providers for faster Internet speeds, there must be zero uncertainty left in the minds of consumers, small businesses and innovators that they are competing on a level playing field with their peers. Fundamentally, consumers and businesses must be protected from actions by online gatekeepers that threaten free speech, harm competition or diminish the continued openness of the Internet.

“I will stringently evaluate the Chairman's proposal to ensure that these core values are elevated by any final net neutrality rules.”


Get Updates from Anna

Sign Up With Facebook

How Can Anna Help You?

In this section, you will find information on the many ways my office can help you and your family. Below is a list of the issues we commonly address. If you cannot find what you're looking for, please either email me or call my Palo Alto District Office and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

Anna's Voting Record

View All

Thomas Bill Search


Increased Regulation A offering limit from @SEC_News adds a few more cylinders to our nation’s economic engine.

March 26th, 2015


RT @jnshinkle: .@RepAnnaEshoo holds up a bracelet during an event #ArmenianGenocide resolution

March 18th, 2015


It was a delight meeting with students from Menlo-Atherton High School this morning in my Washington,…


RT @JeffFortenberry: Discussed religious persecution with @BishopAngaelos of UK Coptic Orthodox Church & @RepAnnaEshoo this morning. http:/…

March 17th, 2015


My statement on House passage of bill to fund @DHSgov through the end of this fiscal year:

March 3rd, 2015

Text SizeA A A