McNerney issues statement supporting Thursday’s FCC internet regulation vote

By Allen Payton

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) who represnts most of Antioch, issued the following statement after today’s Federal Communications Commission vote to adopt new rules concerning broadband access in the U.S.:

“Today, the FCC took a historic step in voting to protect the internet as we know it. Reliable broadband access is essential for the future of commerce, education, and innovation in this country. The FCC clearly took into account the more than four million public comments they received in advance of their decision.

“Today’s vote is an important step in an ongoing process to keep the internet as open for innovation and economic growth as possible. The FCC is responsible for providing the framework for internet communications, and I look forward to the release of the order. I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that we empower consumers and businesses as technologies change and advance.”

According to a Huffington Post article about the FCC’s vote, three of the five members of the commision voted “to approve a rule that reclassifies consumer broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC intends to use this new authority to ban ‘paid prioritization,’ a practice whereby Internet service providers can charge content producers a premium for giving users more reliable access to that content, as well as to ban blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. These rules also apply to mobile access.”

The complete, official news release from the FCC about the ruling can be viewed here.

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2 Comments to “McNerney issues statement supporting Thursday’s FCC internet regulation vote”

  1. fer nava says:

    And if my grandma had wheels she’d be a wagon. I ask myself if people now a days chew their own food, wipe their own noses…because they sure as heck Don’t THINK FOR THEMSELVES!!!

    What part of “you’ll see it AFTER we shove down your throats” DON’T YOU GET It?

    THIS IS TYRANNY plain and simple. THIS IS NOT VENEZUELA.

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