Senator Sullivan Statement on FCC’s Roll-Back of Internet Regulation
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) announcement today that it will roll back the burdensome and harmful public utility style regulations the Obama administration placed on broadband services.
“I applaud Chairman Pai’s pledge to roll back the heavy-handed regulatory framework that was imposed on internet service providers during the Obama administration and, in my view, exceeded the FCC’s statutory authority,” said Senator Sullivan. “For decades, the internet has thrived, operating in a less burdensome regulatory environment and we must continue to encourage its development. Today’s action by the FCC allows Congress to work together on a legislative solution that allows for continued innovation, encourages competition, helps spur economic growth, and preserves and protects the open internet.”