Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams FCC’s Rollback of Net Neutrality Protections

Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement following the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to kill existing net neutrality protections:

“Over the last several decades, the internet has been a tremendous force for innovation, activism and progress. It has provided a platform for groundbreaking ideas and social change. And it has spurred entrepreneurship and innovation in our economy.

“Endangering this progress – in order to benefit corporate monopolies – reeks of cronyism and greed. Consumers and creators alike rely upon net neutrality. It’s outrageous that the FCC has chosen to jeopardize these online freedoms.

“Make no mistake: the FCC’s vote to undermine the fair, free and open internet is an attack on free speech and our democracy. The American people won’t be silenced, censored or ignored. This fight is far from over.”