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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Statement on FCC Approval of Net Neutrality

Feb 26, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to enforce net neutrality rules preventing Internet providers—including cellular carriers—from slowing or blocking traffic to websites and giving priority to Web services in exchange for payment:

“This historic decision will ensure the Internet remains an open space for public good. Americans deserve an open and free Internet, not a system controlled by a handful of powerful corporations. Net Neutrality provides the necessary protections for consumers and levels the playing field for budding entrepreneurs and innovators. Universally accessible, affordable and open broadband is vital to our socioeconomic livelihood and I applaud Chairman Wheeler and the FCC for approving the Net Neutrality rules.”