I strongly believe that the Internet should remain a free and open exchange of information, which is what has made it such a success. That is why I have supported strong net neutrality policies and will continue to fight against efforts of big broadband providers to set up slow and fast lanes on the Internet.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—As 80,000 websites today protest the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s proposal to reverse net neutrality regulations, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined the call to preserve protections for a free and open Internet.
Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and more than two dozen members of the U.S. House sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to preserve Obama-era net neutrality regulations. The letter comes after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Trump would soon target the 2015 net neutrality regulations which ensure equal access to the Internet.
Statement from Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine):
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree weighed in this week on a case in federal court that could jeopardize new rules designed to protect a free and open Internet. Pingree and 28 other Members of Congress signed an Amicus Brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to support the Obama Administration's rules that guarantee net neutrality.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today voted against a resolution that would strip away the Federal Communication Communication's authority to regulate practices of Internet service providers.
"The fact that we're even considering this legislation when we should be voting on a budget agreement is truly disappointing," Pingree said. "As thousands of federal employees are worried about whether they will be able to come to work Monday, big Internet service producers don't have to worry now about having someone hold them accountable."