Statement On U.S. Senate Vote To Reinstate Public Utility Treatment of ISPs Through the Congressional Review Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Broadband for America issued the following statement concerning the U.S. Senate’s vote today on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to reinstate public utility treatment of ISPs:

“There should be no doubt that the broadband industry is fully committed to an open internet and we have
repeatedly stated and consistently demonstrated our commitment to providing consumers an internet experience
that is free from any blocking, throttling or unfair discrimination.

Today’s CRA vote will saddle the internet with Depression-era Title II regulations, and is an unfortunate and
unnecessary misstep that will do nothing to establish permanent net neutrality protections. From the outset, the
CRA has been more about political calculations than creating sound policy that will secure an open internet for
consumers. Now that this symbolic vote is behind us, we again call on all parties to come to the table and create
a comprehensive, bipartisan solution that provides common sense net neutrality and privacy protections for
American consumers, no matter where they go or what they do on the internet.”