Senate Blocks Effort to Overturn Net Neutrality Rules: Consumers Union Statement

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News Release

Consumers Union – Policy and Advocacy Division of Consumer Reports

Thursday, November 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate voted against consideration of a measure that would have overturned the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet rules on network neutrality.

Parul P. Desai, Policy Counsel for Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, said, “This is a big victory to help keep the Internet open so consumers can freely surf the web.  If these rules had been struck down, it would have been a serious blow to the free flow of commerce and ideas online.  We commend the lawmakers who stood up to preserve the kind of Internet that consumers have come to expect and depend on.  We’re going to keep pressing to make sure Internet service providers do right by their customers by maintaining an open Internet for everyone.” 

Contact: David Butler (dbutler@consumer.org) or Kara Kelber (kkelber@consumer.org) 202-462-6262