OTI Applauds Historic House Vote to Restore Net Neutrality

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April 10, 2019

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644), which would restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 net neutrality rules. New America's Open Technology Institute (OTI) endorsed this legislation alongside dozens of public interest groups, consumer advocates, and grassroots activists. H.R. 1644 now moves to the Senate, which passed a nearly identical measure in 2018.

The following quote can be attributed to Joshua Stager, senior counsel for New America’s Open Technology Institute:

Today's vote shows that support for net neutrality just keeps growing. Congress can no longer ignore the fact that the American people overwhelmingly support these rules and want them back. For years, Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon have tried to outmaneuver public opinion with backroom lobbying and campaign donations. Today's vote is yet another sign that the cable industry's grip on Washington is weakening, and that the American people won't give up until net neutrality is restored as the law of the land.

We urge the Senate to listen to the American people and pass the Save the Internet Act.

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