Sen. Cruz Reacts to FCC’s Vote to Finalize Digital Equity Plan

November 15, 2023

Democrats plowing ahead with government-mandated affirmative action and race-based pricing for broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to finalize its “Digital Discrimination” order:

“Despite admitting there’s ‘little to no evidence’ of discrimination by telecommunications companies, Democrats are hoping to convince the American people that broadband Internet is so racist they need to plow ahead with government-mandated affirmative action and race-based pricing. The only beneficiaries of this Orwellian ‘equity’ plan are overzealous government regulators who want to control the Internet.”

On Monday, Sen. Cruz led 27 of his colleagues in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rescind its draft order, which would give the federal government control over nearly every aspect of the Internet while opening broadband providers to expansive, indeterminate, and crippling liability under a “disparate impact” standard. Read the full letter HERE