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Sen. Cruz Commends Court for Affirming FCC’s Authority to Roll Back Oppressive ‘Open Internet Order’

October 3, 2019

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HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's decision earlier this week affirming the Federal Communications Commission's authority to roll back the burdensome net neutrality regulations, known as the Open Internet Order, imposed by the Obama Administration in 2015:

"This ruling is good news for those who want the Internet to remain an oasis of freedom. Despite doomsday predictions from some Democrats in support of net neutrality, in the almost 480 days since the Internet became free and open, there has not been a single case of consumers' access to the Internet being hindered by blocking or throttling. I commend the court for affirming the FCC's authority to roll back the oppressive ‘Open Internet Order.'"

Sen. Cruz, who helped lead the fight against burdensome Internet regulations that empower Washington bureaucrats, added:

"This is an important step in protecting Internet freedom, encouraging innovation and investment, and boosting competition that delivers real benefits and choice for consumers. But there is still much work to be done to ensure similar oppressive regulations are not implemented by the states. A patchwork of 50 different net neutrality laws is bad for the economy and hurts job growth. I continue to stand with Chairman Pai and the FCC, and look forward to working to ensure the Internet remains free and unhindered."

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