McEachin Statement on Net Neutrality

November 21, 2017
Press Release

RICHMOND – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcement to completely reverse the net neutrality rules:

"Chairman Pai's reported plan to roll back net neutrality protections isn't just a giveaway to big corporations -- it's a threat to the internet as we know it. Today, the internet is a free, open, and neutral platform; those traits have made it a seedbed for innovative technologies and groundbreaking ideas. Limiting access to certain websites and content will change the internet forever -- at the expense of the many, for the benefit of the few. I am deeply disappointed by tonight's news, and I will strongly oppose this plan. I urge the full commission to value the free and open internet when they officially vote on Chairman Pai’s proposed change in December."

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