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Back to Full Force, the FCC Looks to Restore Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel announced plans to restore neutrality following the recent confirmation of Anna Gomez to the commission. The FCC is reportedly set to take an initial vote on the net neutrality proposal in October.

Following the announcement from Chair Rosenworcel, Demand Progress Communications Director Maria Langholz issued the following statement:

“We are thrilled that the FCC will finally be able to undo the damage done during the Trump administration under FCC Chair Ajit Pai, and restore net neutrality. We applaud Chair Jessica Rosenworcel for recognizing the importance of strong open internet protections and her immediate use of the newly full commission to restore the agency’s authority to oversee broadband providers under Title II.

“Giant corporations and their lobbyists blocked President Biden from filling the final FCC seat for more than two years, and they will try every trick to block or delay the agency from restoring net neutrality now. The commission must remain resolute and fully restore free and open internet protections to ensure broadband service providers like Comcast and Verizon treat all content equally. This means providers cannot censor content, create fast lanes for their own products, throttle traffic, or block access to their competitors.

“Americans’ internet experience should not be at the whims of corporate executives whose primary concerns are the pockets of their stakeholders and the corporations’ bottom line.”