Press Release

Public Knowledge ‘Disappointed’ With Hill Opposition To Net Neutrality

February 16, 2011 ,

 Background:  A number of Republican legislators introduced resolutions to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules.

The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:

 “We are disappointed that many leaders in the House and Senate have chosen to introduce job-killing legislation that would throttle the greatest job-creating mechanism we have ever seen.

 “Time after time, in case aftercase, we have seen that a neutral, open Internet leads to job creation, in small businesses, and in small businesses that can become big businesses. 

“The FCC’s actions set a baseline for protecting that Internet for years in the future.  Congress would be illl-advised to proceed with resolutions to reverse the FCC rules.  The result would be to turn the Internet over to AT&T, Comcast/NBC, Verizon and the other big telecom companies to administer at their whim.  That type of regime helps no one other than those companies.”