INCOMPAS Welcomes House Net Neutrality Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2019) – Today Democratic Congressional leaders introduced net neutrality legislation that would reinstate strong open internet protections eliminated by the FCC.
In response, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, released the following statement:
“Strong net neutrality made the streaming revolution possible and creates jobs and competition for main street American businesses. We welcome and support the open internet legislation introduced by Democratic congressional leaders today and hope that it will attract bipartisan support.
“INCOMPAS has consistently said we would only support strong net neutrality legislation that includes the four corners of open internet protections – no blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization and strong interconnection. Last year we endorsed a Republican sponsored net neutrality bill covering these protections, and encourage both sides of the aisle to work together on a future focused solution.
“We would also note that this legislative proposal mirrors the language of the Congressional Review Act which was passed last year by a Republican controlled Senate with impressive bipartisan support. Over 80 percent of American’s support strong net neutrality protections that make starting a business easier and more affordable.”
INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is the leading trade group advocating for competition policy across all networks. INCOMPAS represents Internet, streaming, communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development. Learn more at www.incompas.org or follow us on Twitter: @INCOMPAS @ChipPickering