WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to establish net neutrality rules for internet service providers:
“This is yet another example of the federal government over-regulating. I am disappointed with today’s unnecessary decision, which will have little, if any, positive impact for consumers. Instead, it will jeopardize billions of dollars of future investment into broadband networks, costing jobs.” “Today is the first step toward Internet regulation; tomorrow it could be the Fairness Doctrine. I appreciate the two Republican members of the FCC standing up government intrusion.
- Inhofe sent two letters to Chairman Genachowski discouraging the FCC from establishing net neutrality.
- Inhofe joined 29 Senators opposing FCC regulation of the internet.