Congresswoman Matsui Statement on the FCC's Vote on Net Neutrality NPRM

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Congresswoman Matsui Statement on the FCC’s Vote on Net Neutrality NPRM

Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on the net neutrality Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM):

“While it's not perfect, I certainly appreciate the Chairman's efforts to improve the Net Neutrality NPRM.  I'm encouraged that the FCC is considering its options to encourage innovation and protect consumers.  The FCC must extend its public comment period to allow for robust debate to determine the best approach moving forward.  I encourage all Americans who care about the future of the Internet to share their voices with the FCC.

“I am still very much concerned with the paid prioritization concept. This country cannot afford a two-tiered Internet system.  It's not good for consumers or for innovation.  These deals could easily be used to favor some content at the expense of others and prohibit small startups without the resources to buy access to an Internet fast lane.  We need open Internet rules that encourage companies to compete for customers without striking special deals.” 


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