Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Walden, Blackburn on the FCC’s Net Neutrality Announcement

November 21, 2017
Press Release

Walden, Blackburn on the FCC’s Net Neutrality Announcement 

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put forward their plan on Net Neutrality rules.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates that the FCC, under the leadership of Ajit Pai, understands the importance of making sure the internet continues to flourish under a light-touch regulatory regime. The past two years of heavy-handed regulation will be only a blip on the screen of a decades-long bipartisan equilibrium that successfully supported innovation and growth. We also remain committed to ensuring clear, permanent net neutrality rules through the legislative process, encouraging investment in broadband buildout, and closing the digital divide across America,” said Walden and Blackburn.