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Support Net Neutrality

Co-sponsor H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act

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Harder; Higgins (NY); Hill (CA); Huffman; Jackson Lee;  Jayapal; Kaptur; Keating; Kelly (IL); Kennedy; Khanna; Kildee; Kim; Krishnamoorthi; Kuster; Lamb; Langevin; Larson (CT); Lawrence; Lee (CA); Levin (CA); Levin (MI); Lewis; Loebsack; Lofgren; Lowenthal;
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Pocan; Porter; Price; Raskin; Rice (NY); Rose (NY); Rouda; Roybal-Allard; Ruiz; Rush; Ryan; Sablan; Sánchez; Sarbanes; Scanlon; Schakowsky; Schiff; Schneider; Scott (VA); Serrano; Shalala; Sherman; Sires; Smith (WA); Soto; Suozzi; Speier; Swalwell; Takano;
Thompson (CA); Tonko; Trahan; Trone; Underwood; Vargas; Veasey; Vela; Velázquez; Visclosky; Waters; Watson Coleman; Welch; Wild; Wilson (FL); Yarmuth

 

Dear Colleague:

 

We invite you to join us as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, legislation
to bring back strong, common-sense, meaningful net neutrality protections for all Americans. 
The Save the Internet Act would put consumers back in control of their experience online, protect small businesses, and promote competition.

 

The Save the Internet Act would enact the three legacy net neutrality principles – no blocking, no throttling, and no paid prioritization. It also empowers the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to use time-honored Common Law principles prohibiting
unjust, unreasonable, and discriminatory practices.  These protections will ensure the internet stays open and free from both current and future abusive practices.  The bill achieves these goals by codifying the provisions of the FCC’s 2015
Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet order that were restored by the Senate and had strong bipartisan support in the House.

 

The Save the Internet Act also ensures that American consumers have the information they need to make informed decisions when shopping for internet plans.  Finally, it restores the FCC’s authority to support funding for broadband access and deployment, particularly
for rural communities and struggling Americans. 

 

This bill balances the addition of important consumer and small business protections with the elimination of unnecessary regulations.  The FCC would be prohibited from applying rules that do not currently apply to the internet, such as tariffing and mandatory
unbundling.

 

Text of the bill can be found
here

 

A one pager of the legislation can be found
here

 

An overwhelming 86 percent of Americans opposed the FCC’s rollback in 2017 of the same protections that would be enacted by the Save the Internet Act, including 82 percent of Republicans. 

 

To become a co-sponsor, please have your staff contact Dan Miller (Dan.Miller@mail.house.gov  or (202) 225-2927) with the Energy and Commerce Committee or if you have any questions, please have your staff contact
Philip Murphy (Philip.Murphy@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-2135) in Chairman Mike Doyle’s Office.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Chairman Mike Doyle

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Committee on Energy and Commerce

 

 

Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.

Committee on Energy and Commerce

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