Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Net Neutrality

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.



More on Net Neutrality

May 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Pingree Stresses Urgent Passage of Legislation to Protect Free and Open Internet
Dec 14, 2017 Press Release
"... I call on the courts to block this major overstep by the FCC and all of my House colleagues to enact Congressman Mike Doyle's resolution to overturn this decision using the authority granted by the Congressional Review Act."
Dec 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Ahead of tomorrow’s FCC vote, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined over 30 of her colleagues in sending a letter to Chairman Ajit Pai voicing their opposition to his proposal to repeal net neutrality protections.

Dec 8, 2017 Press Release

PORTLAND, ME—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is urging the FCC to delay its vote next Thursday, December 14 regarding net neutrality protections in order to investigate a slew of potentially fake comments submitted during the public comment period. An investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office found hundreds of thousands of Americans had their identities stolen and used in a spam campaign to support repealing net neutrality.

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

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.

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release

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):

Sep 21, 2015 Press Release

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. 

Feb 27, 2015 Press Release
FCC votes to regulate broadband Internet service as a utility
May 8, 2011 Press Release

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."