CCIA Praises House Passage Of Its ‘Save the Internet’ Act

BY Heather Greenfield
April 10, 2019

Washington — The House has passed a bill that would overturn the FCC’s repeal of nondiscrimination rules known as “net neutrality.” The “Save the Internet Act” reinstates the previous FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which set bright line rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization of Internet traffic.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has advocated for net neutrality for decades, including the 2015 Open Internet Order.  CCIA is also advocating for reversal of the FCC’s 2017 repeal of its net neutrality before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 22 State Attorneys General, much of the tech industry, including CCIA, and consumer advocates, argued 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.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“The U.S. digital economy is the envy of the world and ‘net neutrality’ nondiscrimination rules have helped startups compete with bigger players. Restoring these rules helps thousands of smaller businesses, as well as the next generation of startups, offer their products and services without fear of arbitrary and unnecessary charges from the big ISPs.

“The Internet connects people with everything from information to job opportunities, so we appreciate the House taking this historic vote to restore nondiscrimination rules.  We urge the Senate to promptly act on this bill.”

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