February 27, 2018

Luján Cosponsors Legislation to Preserve a Free and Open Internet

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced that he had cosponsored legislation introduced today by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) to preserve a free and open internet and overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recent action to repeal existing net neutrality protections.

“A free and open internet is essential to a free and open society, which is why we must protect net neutrality,” said Luján. “The internet has revolutionized the way we do business, promoted entrepreneurship and innovation, changed how we learn, and strengthened our ability to access information. We must act to keep this innovative spirit alive and to protect consumers by ensuring strong net neutrality protections to prevent internet service providers from blocking or throttling internet content.” 

On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order, which prevented Internet Service Providers from creating internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes;” blocking legal content, applications, or services; and throttling internet services and content.