CCIA Applauds Sens. Markey, Cantwell, and Wyden for Pushing Senate Action on Net Neutrality

BY Heather Greenfield
June 11, 2019

Washington — Today, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) demanded that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bring net neutrality legislation to the Senate floor for an immediate vote.  The Save the Internet Act passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote two months ago, but so far, the Senate Majority has blocked any action on the bill that would bring back critical net neutrality protections that banned ISPs from arbitrarily blocking, slowing down, or discriminating against Internet traffic.

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

“Two months ago, a bipartisan majority in the House stood up for consumers and small business that want equal access to the Internet. The Senate passed essentially the same bill in the last Congress, so we applaud Sens. Markey, Cantwell, and Wyden — longtime advocates for consumers and net neutrality — for their leadership in calling for Senate action on this bill. We need critical net neutrality protections, and we call on the Senate to pass the Save the Internet Act.”

Related Articles

CCIA Welcomes Senate Introduction Of Net Neutrality Legislation

Jul 28, 2022

Washington – Senators Ed Markey and Ron Wyden have introduced legislation to make Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) an express form of “telecommunications service” and thus subject to the protections of so-called net neutrality under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.  Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., has introduced a companion bill in the House. …

CCIA, INCOMPAS, DiMA Submit Letter to FCC On Its Regulatory Fee Proposal

Jul 5, 2022

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has joined INCOMPAS and the Digital Media Association (DiMA) in a letter to the FCC responding to its question whether to require new types of companies – including companies that use unlicensed spectrum like WiFi – to pay annual regulatory fees. The letter notes that questions…

EU Telcos’ Demand for Network Traffic Payments is Fundamentally Flawed

May 2, 2022

Brussels, BELGIUM — A study launched today by the lobby group for European telecom operators tries to revive a decade-old pipe dream to make online services pay for internet traffic, something their own customers already pay hefty subscription fees for. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) stresses that ETNO’s renewed attempts to make…