Rockefeller Disappointed by Efforts to Undercut Open Internet Rules

September 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV issued the following statement today after the net neutrality regulations adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) were published in the Federal Register:  

"Americans want the Internet to stay free and open.  After a long, deliberative process, the FCC came up with balanced rules that promote transparency and prohibit discrimination.  I am disappointed that my colleagues want to use a legislative short cut to unravel these rules.  I fear their actions will do nothing more than impede the investment and innovation we need in our digital economy."