Menendez Stands Up for Net Neutrality, Supports Measure to Undo Recent FCC Action

Menendez Stands Up for Net Neutrality, Supports Measure to Undo Recent FCC Action

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), announced today that he has signed onto a Congressional Review Act resolution sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) December 2017 action to dismantle net neutrality rules.

 

Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez)

1/8/18, 3:54 PM

The American people deserve a free and open internet where Netflix runs at the same speed as Gmail, which runs at the same speed as Facebook, which runs at the same speed as @njdotcom. Proudly supporting @SenMarkey's CRA to restore #NetNeutrality

Net neutrality, in simplest terms, ensures that all data on the internet—regardless of the source or destination—is treated equally by internet service providers (ISPs).  Last month, the FCC voted 3-2 to rescind 2015 Obama-era rules that included a “no blocking” provision banning broadband providers from blocking any lawful content or services, and a “no throttling” provision barring broadband providers from slowing legal internet traffic based on its content.

With more than 30 co-signers, the resolution will be able to bypass regular committee process and go to the senate floor for a simple majority vote.

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