Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission's announcement that the FCC will reinstate the Open Internet Rules, which had been struck down by the D.C. Circuit earlier this year:
"I welcome FCC Chairman Wheeler's announcement today that the Commission will reinstate rules to preserve a free and open Internet. Chairman Wheeler is committed to achieving the same goal administratively that the bill I introduced earlier this month with Rep. Eshoo and Sen. Markey would achieve legislatively: stopping broadband providers from using their market power to block or interfere with the content consumers want to access. I expect the FCC to move expeditiously in readopting the rules and grounding them on a strong legal footing. I look forward to working with the FCC to ensure that consumers, innovators, and network operators benefit from the certainty of enforceable net neutrality rules of the road."