On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to undo net neutrality rules that guarantee equal access to the internet. The regulations mandated that internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast treat all websites equally, regardless of the content, platform or method of use.
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney says she agrees with the FCC’s decision. In a provided statement she said:
"This move subjected the internet to government control through a new and restrictive regulatory framework. Since 2015, these restrictive regulations have slowed innovation and decreased investments in new technologies, especially the expansion of internet into rural and undeserved areas."
She went on to say that moving forward, Congress should take the next steps to further improve access and privacy through an open process that protects all consumers.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is one several attorney generals threatening to sue the FCC.
“This is not just an attack on the future of our internet,” Schneiderman said in a statement Thursday. “It’s an attack on all New Yorkers, and on the integrity of every American's voice in government – and we will fight back.”
Tune into the NEWSChannel 2 Live at Five Newshour for a live interview with Congresswoman Tenney. Topics of discussion will include net neutrality, the tax code and more.
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