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Senator Hassan Statement on FCC Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality Protections


WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality protections:

“A free and open internet is essential to consumers, innovators, and our economy as a whole – and the Republican-led FCC’s vote to dismantle critical net neutrality protections hurts the American people and our economy for the sake of giving a huge benefit to narrow corporate special interests,” Senator Hassan said. “Undoing net neutrality gives broadband providers the power to discriminate against certain web pages, applications, and streaming and video services by slowing them down, blocking them, or favoring certain services while charging you more to access others. This is not acceptable. As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, I have joined my colleagues in pushing the FCC to reconsider this backward and harmful decision, and I will keep fighting for priorities that put consumers first and help small businesses innovate and thrive.”