The Internet Association Releases Letter Backing Senate Effort to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules

By CircleID Reporter

The Internet Association (IA) whose members include the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook, on Thursday issued a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in support of the reinstatement of FCC rules. From the letter: "The FCC's recent Restoring Internet Freedom Order (the "Order") represents the complete reversal of broad, bipartisan consensus in the operation of the internet, and leaves consumers with no meaningful protections to ensure their access to the entire internet. The current Order should not stand, and IA supports all efforts — including comprehensive bipartisan legislation — to restore strong, enforceable net neutrality protections at the federal level. To that end, IA supports the Senate Congressional Review Act resolution to invalidate the Federal Communications Commission's January 4, 2018, Restoring Internet Freedom Order. While the CRA will help alleviate immediate concerns, the internet industry urges Congress to legislate a permanent solution."

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