FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2018
ASBC Contact: Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, firstname.lastname@example.org
Engine Contact: Evan Engstrom, 415-570-4455, email@example.com
Main Street Alliance Contact: Angela Simaan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Business Majority Contact: Simon Brown, 202-535-3229, email@example.com
Washington, DC – In advance of today’s expected U.S. Senate discharge petition to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality protections, businesses and business groups released statements supporting net neutrality and the action by Senators Markey and Schumer.
We are companies who rely on the open Internet to grow our business and reach customers online. We are asking Congress to issue a “Resolution of Disapproval” to restore net neutrality and the other consumer protections that were lost when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order in December 2017.
Users and businesses need certainty that they will not be blocked, throttled or charged extra fees by Internet service providers. We cannot afford to be left unprotected while Congress deliberates.
We will accept nothing less than the protections embodied in the 2015 order. Please ensure the FCC keeps its tools to protect consumers and business like ours.
Thank you for considering our views.