May 18, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement today following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to begin rolling back its 2015 Open Internet Order. The 2015 order imposed unnecessary, monopoly-era regulations on today’s competitive broadband marketplace.
“The FCC’s move to begin scrapping one of the most misguided policies handed down by the previous administration is good news for jobs, growth, and innovation in the broadband industry,” said Blunt. “This is an important step toward returning to the bipartisan, light-touch regulatory approach that allowed the internet to flourish for decades. I applaud the FCC’s action, and I’ll continue working with my colleagues on the committee to advance solutions that will encourage innovation, increase competitiveness, spur job creation, and reduce costs for consumers.”