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Blackburn: Net Neutrality is a Net Loser

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) issued the following statement today on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality rules that are expected to be published tomorrow in the Federal Register and will go into effect sometime in the later part of November. "Net neutrality is a net loser. These regulations were approved last December and the FCC has been slow-walking them to avoid the lawsuits that are certain to be filed. It is just another example of a federal agency defying the will of the people. This is just more bureaucratic overregulation that will discourage innovation, hurt competition, and serve as a job-killer for the industry. The FCC is in essence building an Internet Iron Curtain that will restrict more of our freedom. For these reasons and more, the Senate should act immediately on the resolution of disapproval and the House needs to bring up and pass my Internet Freedom Act so we can start to hold the FCC accountable."


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