LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Angus King (I-Maine) joined with Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) and 37 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to abandon his plan to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rules. The senators’ letter comes ahead of a Thursday vote by the FCC on existing net neutrality protections.
“Your plan gives a broadband provider the ability to significantly alter their subscribers’ internet experience,” the Senators wrote. “Once adopted, this proposal will permit that provider to freely block, slow down or manipulate a consumer’s access to the internet as long as it discloses those practices – no matter how anti-consumer – somewhere within mounds of legalese in a new ‘net neutrality’ policy. …It is a stunning regulatory overreach.”
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