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Yarmuth Statement on the FCC's Vote to End Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03) released the statement below following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to abolish net neutrality protections:

“Today, the FCC’s Republican majority voted to kill critical net neutrality protections put in place during the Obama Administration. This is a dark day for supporters of a free and open internet. I have heard from thousands of Louisvillians who rightly and vehemently oppose this decision. Under these revised rules, a handful of big corporations will now have near complete control over the internet, with the ability to pick winners and losers among small businesses and decide what content consumers can view or create online. The American people—both Democrats and Republicans—overwhelmingly oppose the FCC’s decision and support a fair and level playing field on the internet. Congress needs to act.”