Public Knowledge ‘Disappointed’ With Hill Opposition To Net NeutralityFebruary 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.”