CRAMER: STATEMENT ON FCC ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESTORING INTERNET FREEDOM ORDER
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced the circulation of his draft Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The Order will be voted on during the FCC’s open meeting in December.
“The partisan politics around the inappropriately named ‘net neutrality’ rules need to stop. There’s nothing ‘neutral’ about an unelected federal agency unilaterally taking authority over an entire industry. On the contrary, this anti-freedom, government-knows-best rule was another Washington power grab that stifled investment of our internet industry and punished internet providers, both small and large, for doing nothing wrong. I applaud Chairman Pai for restoring internet freedom, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to enact policy that is legitimately neutral for consumers, businesses, and internet providers alike.”