Congressman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement after participating in a Small Business Crawl hosted by The Internet Association in downtown Lynchburg today. The crawl highlighted the impact the Internet has on local brick and mortar businesses.
"The digital frontier begins on Main Street," said Congressman Goodlatte. "Today's Small Business Crawl was a great opportunity to hear firsthand from small businesses in Lynchburg about how they have utilized the Internet to promote services, expand sales, and grow their businesses. The Internet has a real impact on businesses large and small in both rural and urban communities. A free and innovative Internet can help spur our economy in the Sixth District and nationwide. As Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus, I will continue working to ensure that the Internet remains free of burdensome regulations and accessible to businesses and consumers in today's online economy."