CCIA Calls On Congress To Support “Save the Internet Act”

BY Heather Greenfield
March 6, 2019

Washington — House and Senate leaders have announced their “Save the Internet Act” to overturn the FCC’s repeal of nondiscrimination rules known as net neutrality. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is expected to rule whether it was legal for the FCC to abdicate its role in protecting consumers’ internet access. Today, Congress, which gave the FCC this authority, is looking to step in and restore the 2015 Open Internet rules that FCC Chairman Pai rolled back in 2017.  

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has advocated for net neutrality including the 2015 Open Internet Order. The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“The internet has been historically neutral. After decades of legal battles by those who want to either make money from discrimination or look the other way, we are glad to see legislation to protect consumers’ and businesses’ access to the open internet. As House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) discussed today, an open Internet is crucial for small businesses and consumers. We hope Congress will Act swiftly to restore, strong, net neutrality rules.”


Currently  22 State Attorneys General, the tech industry, including CCIA, are all arguing in briefs before the D.C. Circuit that the FCC did not have the legal authority to walk away from enforcing nondiscrimination rules. Here is CCIA’s court brief.

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