News - April 10, 2019
INCOMPAS: Save the Internet Act is a Streaming Saver
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 10, 2019) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Save the Internet Act to reinstate strong net neutrality rules that help consumers and small businesses.
INCOMPAS, which supports both congressional action and is a petitioner leading the court battle to restore open internet protections, applauded the passage of the measure in the House and will urge the U.S. Senate to reinstate net neutrality protections.
In response to the House vote, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, and a former Republican member of Congress, released the following statement:
“Streaming is saving consumers money, and the Save the Internet Act will help save streaming competition. Today’s vote in the House is welcome news to streamers, start-ups and main street small business owners who have called on Congress to restore strong open internet protections.
“The Save the Internet Act mirrors bipartisan action passed by the Republican- controlled U.S. Senate last year, and we urge the Senate to pass the Save the Internet Act. We also wish to thank Chairman Mike Doyle, Chairman Frank Pallone and Speaker Nancy Pelosi for their leadership.
“Last year INCOMPAS supported a Republican bill in the House that included the same critical protections as the Save the Internet Act. It is time for Congress to ensure that all four corners of the net neutrality protections are reinstated—no blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization and strong interconnection. We look forward to building bipartisan consensus in the Senate based on these protections and ensuring that net neutrality is reinstated as the law of the land.”
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