Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to adopt regulations that would ensure Net Neutrality and protect and promote an open Internet:
“It’s a landmark day in the history of the Internet. The FCC’s approval of Net Neutrality rules is a tremendous victory for freedom of ideas, of information, and of expression. I’ve long-believed that the principles of openness, non-discrimination, and the free flow of information are fundamental to economic growth and entrepreneurship fostered by the Internet. Today’s vote is great news for anyone who believes in the transformative power of technology.”
Booker has long been a supporter of the concept of Net Neutrality. In December, Sen. Booker co-authored an op-ed for robust net neutrality rules to preserve the open Internet, encourage innovation, and protect consumers. In July, he joined several Democratic Senators in a letter to the FCC, urging it to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC’s latest action represents a critical step forward in ensuring the Internet remains an even playing field for small businesses and individuals across the country.