Eshoo Decries Pai Effort to Undo Critical Net Neutrality Rules
April 28th, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C— Today, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) released a statement following FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement to reverse the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order.
“There is a clear theme in Ajit Pai’s brief tenure as FCC Chairman—dismantlement. First it was the evisceration of privacy protections on the internet and today it is net neutrality rules that advance competition, innovation, small businesses and entrepreneurs. This reversal benefits the interests of the largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
“The rules today protect consumers and small businesses from the worst possible harms ISPs can inflict online. Repealing these protections is an assault on what has made the internet what it is… an open and dynamic platform, with consequences for consumers and our economy.”