Cooper Supports Effort to Preserve Net Neutrality
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today announced his support of a new legislative effort to preserve net neutrality and reverse last year’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to eliminate it.
“The internet should be like an interstate highway with no tolls – open to everyone, no preferred access and no extra money to use it,” Rep. Cooper said.
Net neutrality stops internet service providers from slowing down or discriminating against different types of internet content, such as Netflix, Skype and FaceTime. In December, the FCC voted to abolish net neutrality.
Introduced today by Rep. Cooper and 150 fellow House members, the new legislation would use provisions of the Congressional Review Act to overturn the FCC vote.