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Beyer on FCC Net Neutrality Decision: “The FCC and the Trump Administration Are Siding With Telecom Giants Against Internet Freedom”

Rep. Don Beyer today condemned the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end the Obama-era policy known as “net neutrality.” The new proposal announced by Trump appointees to the FCC would empower internet service providers to limit or charge American consumers more for different kinds of internet content.

“By ending net neutrality the FCC and the Trump Administration are siding with telecom giants against internet freedom,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “This move hurts people across the country who need and deserve consumer-friendly internet regulations. It also severely harms small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs who depend on a free and open internet to grow their businesses.”

The FCC will vote on the proposal to end net neutrality on December 14.