Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rep. Susan Davis Votes to Restore Net Neutrality


US House Rep Susan Davis' office issued the following:

Rep. Susan Davis Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

Washington, April 10, 2019

Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) voted to reinstate the Obama Administration’s protections on the internet. The Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644), which passed the House on a near party-line vote of 234-190, restores popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections for consumers and small businesses. The Trump Administration ended these vital protections.

“The free flow of information is vital to a vibrant democracy.” said Rep. Davis, who is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1644. “The internet has provided people with the unprecedented ability to communicate and access to information. We have a responsibility to protect that access for all Americans.”

The Save the Internet Act creates popular, bipartisan, and targeted net neutrality protections and codifies the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order into law by:
  • Strengthening transparency protections, enacting specific rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization, and empowering the FCC to investigate consumer and business complaints and fine internet service providers for violations of the Communications Act;
  • Protecting consumers against unjust, unreasonable, and discriminatory practices and promoting competition;
  • Ensuring consumers can make informed decisions when shopping for internet plans; and
  • Restoring the FCC’s authority to fund broadband access for rural communities, working Americans, veterans, seniors, students, and disabled Americans.