Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rep. Latta on Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R- Bowling Green) made the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ruling today regarding net neutrality. 
“Americans across the country recently made it more than clear that they want less, not more, government intrusion in their lives.  Unfortunately, today’s decision by the FCC brings additional government not just into people’s lives, but also into our free-market economy.  The Internet is the culmination of years of private enterprise that has thrived without regulation.  The FCC’s ‘net neutrality’ decision will only bring more government regulation and increased costs for both the Internet Service Providers and consumers. 
As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, I look forward to working with my colleagues to dismantle this ruling.”
NOTE:  On January 7, 2009, Congressman Latta introduced H. Res. 30, which if passed, would “Express the sense of the House of Representatives that in order to continue aggressive growth in our Nation's telecommunications and technology industries, the United States Government should `Get Out of the Way and Stay Out of the Way'.”  A copy of the H. Res 30 can be found here.