Crist: FCC Failed the People by Repealing Net Neutrality
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is a co-sponsor of the Save Net Neutrality Act, which would block the FCC’s roll back of net neutrality.
WAASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, blasted a vote today (Dec. 14) by the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal net neutrality.
So-called “net neutraility” regulations, passed during the administration of President Barack Obama prohibit internet service providers from blocking, slowing, or charging for some content while fast tracking other content.
Crist said the rule change can create fast and slow lanes on the internet and could end up costing consumers more money, slowing down content delivery, and hurting small businesses. Crist has been an outspoken supporter of keeping net neutrality in place and is a cosponsor of H.R. 4585, the Save Net Neutrality Act, to block the FCC’s roll back of net neutrality.
“The members of the FCC are public servants – they are supposed to serve the public. By repealing net neutrality, they are failing the people, serving only the special interests. This entire process has been deeply flawed,” Crist said. “Congress must respond by passing legislation putting the people first and preserving net neutrality.”
Crist represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District, which includes south and mid-Pinellas County.
For information about Crist, go to crist.house.gov.
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