Rep. Steve Cohen denounces FCC vote to repeal Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduces Articles of Impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol November 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Cohen and three other Democratic members of Congress introduced the documents, though the House Judiciary Committee is unlikely to support the effort. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Congressman Steve Cohen released a statement against the Federal Communications Commission’s 3 -2 party line vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order.

“The ruling Thursday upends the powerful internet neutrality framework that banned blocking, throttling or giving paid prioritization to companies based on whether a content provider paid for faster service,” said Congressman Cohen.

He goes on to describe net neutrality as “one of the most important consumer protections of our time.”

The Federal Communications Commission  voted to undo net neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet early Thursday morning.