OpenMedia applauds new bill to restore Net Neutrality in the U.S.
Enshrining Net Neutrality into legislation is critical step for a free and open Internet
March 6, 2019— Today a new Net Neutrality legislation was introduced into both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The Save the Internet Act is a major step towards restoring Net Neutrality protections in the United States, and addressing the outcry of millions of people throughout the country concerned by the deterioration of Net Neutrality under Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai.
The OpenMedia community has been fighting alongside hundreds of thousands of people across the United States to push for Congress to restore Net Neutrality, since FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s repealed Title II protections in late 2017. The OpenMedia community was part of the effort to restore the 2015 Open Internet Order through the Congressional Review Act (CRA) last year, and strongly believes that Net Neutrality is critical to providing an equal and open Internet to everyone.
“This is such a huge step forward. Americans’ voices are being heard, and politicians are recognizing the Internet must be open to everyone,” said Laura Tribe, Executive Director of OpenMedia. “Net Neutrality is one of the most popular policies in the United States across the entire political spectrum. Supporting this bill should be a no-brainer for both parties, and our community is ready to hold opponents to Net Neutrality in Congress accountable for the votes on this issue.”