Chamber Thanks Sen. Kennedy for Open Internet Preservation Act

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:00am
March 14, 2018
 
The Honorable John N. Kennedy
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
 
Dear Senator Kennedy:
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds your leadership on efforts to restore regulatory certainty to the internet ecosystem by introducing S. 2510, the “Open Internet Preservation Act.” This legislation is critical to advancing the debate in Congress about the future of the internet.
 
While we do not support the Title II, public-utility style regulation of the internet that was imposed by the 2015 Open Internet Order and repealed under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, the U.S. Chamber strongly endorses net neutrality principles and the rights of consumers to access their favorite legal online content and websites. A clean bill regarding net neutrality that undergoes hearings and regular order is the preferable means to achieving a legislative solution to this issue.
 
We encourage all members of the House of Representatives and Senate to work together to establish long-term clarity and certainty to the regulatory framework that guides broadband which will be critical to connecting all Americans and spurring innovation necessary for economic growth.
 
Sincerely,
Neil Bradley
Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer
U.S. Chamber of Commerce