Goodlatte Praises FCC's Vote on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order
The Restoring Internet Freedom Order will encourage investment in internet infrastructure, promote competition, and ultimately benefit consumers.Today, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote in favor of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order:
“I want to thank FCC Chairman Pai for liberating internet service providers and small businesses from the stranglehold of overly burdensome regulations. The Restoring Internet Freedom Order will encourage investment in internet infrastructure, promote competition, and ultimately benefit consumers. Having said that, we must continue to make sure that anti-competitive and discriminatory conduct on the internet is deterred and punished, and I look forward to continuing to work to make sure our laws, including our antitrust laws, protect against this conduct.”
Background: In August, Congressman Goodlatte wrote an op-ed for The Hill voicing his concerns about over-regulating the internet and explaining why the Federal Trade Commission is better equipped than the FCC to protect privacy and remedy antitrust issues. Goodlatte also praised FCC Chairman Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order when it was first released in November.