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Lance: FCC Action to Regulate the Internet Would Harm Consumers, Innovation

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7) today issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposed new "net neutrality" regulations:

"I strongly oppose today's decision by the FCC to regulate the Internet. The Internet is a medium that is experiencing tremendous technological growth and today's action on net neutrality will harm consumers, reduce competition and discourage new investment and innovation in broadband. I fully expect the new House majority to address this issue next year and look forward to being part of that effort."

Congressman Lance opposes the Federal Communications Commission proposals to enact net neutrality rules. Lance is a cosponsor of H.R. 5257, the "Internet Investment, Innovation, and Competition Preservation Act" that would require the FCC to conduct a thorough analysis of the broadband market and report specific instances of market failure in the ISP market to Congress before it could enact any form of regulation on the industry.

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