Today, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology voted 18-11 to pass the 2019 Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644) and restore the 2015 Open Internet Order. The legislation would reinstate bright-line net neutrality consumer protections and empower the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to police discriminatory conduct online.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) supports a free and open internet and the Save the Internet Act. We appreciate Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Doyle’s tireless efforts to protect consumers and look forward to a full Energy and Commerce Committee vote lead by Chairman Rep. Frank Pallone.
The following can be attributed to Daiquiri Ryan, National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Policy Counsel:
“For Latinos, restoring net neutrality is an essential step in closing the digital divide and holds the Federal Communications Commission accountable for protecting our communities from harmful Internet Service Provider (ISP) actions. NHMC commends the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology–especially Rep. Tony Cárdenas, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, and Rep. Darren Soto–for standing up for Latinos and passing the Save the Internet Act. NHMC will continue to be at the forefront of this fight, and urges Congress to continue its support for the Save the Internet Act.”