Hill Letter to Rep. Blackburn Supporting Introduction of H.R. 4682, the Open Internet Preservation Act

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

Dear Representative Blackburn:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds your leadership on issues related to regulatory certainty and the future of the internet by introducing H.R. 4682, the “Open Internet Preservation Act.”

While we do not support Title II public-utility style regulation of the internet that was imposed by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 Open Internet Order, which was repealed last month under the leadership of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the Chamber strongly endorses net neutrality principles and the rights of consumers to access their choice of legal online content and websites.

We look forward to working with you and other members of the House and Senate on legislation to bring long-term clarity and certainty to the regulatory framework that guides broadband operation and development.