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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Congressman Gene Green's Statement on FCC Chair Pai's Proposal to Reverse Net Neutrality Rules

November 27, 2017
Press Release

I want to thank every constituent who has called, emailed, or sent a letter to our office to oppose Federal Communications CommissionChairman Pai’s proposal. I, too, oppose the FCC’s awful plan. Net neutrality is important for several reasons: It protects Internet freedom, drives innovation, and protects American consumers.

There could be adverse consequences for American consumers and our economy if the current net neutrality rules are eliminated, which protect consumers from having content of their choice being blocked or slowed down. These protections have allowed a whole new sector of our economy to develop and create thousands of jobs in Texas and throughout our country.

There must be rules in place that protect the Internet for small businesses, consumers, and innovators from potential abuse. This is why I oppose this proposal and urge FCC Chairman Pai to reverse his proposal.