ACLU Statement on FCC Proposal to Reverse Net Neutrality Rules

April 26, 2017 4:15 pm

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WASHINGTON — Former Verizon lawyer and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today announced a plan to take net neutrality protections away from millions of internet users.

Michael Macleod-Ball, chief of staff of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, had the following reaction:

“By proposing to arbitrarily reverse FCC’s 2015 decision to provide consumer protections against discriminatory ISP practices, Chairman Pai offers a slap in the face to the four million people who offered supportive comments to the original rulemaking adopting the protections. There is no defensible justification for such a move and the speed with which the action is being taken belies the naked political calculation at play.”

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