FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel Responds to Members of Congress Regarding Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel responded to House Republicans' letter regarding state and federal net neutrality laws. The GOP letter—dated April 16, 2021 and led by Reps Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Bob Latta (R-OH) as well as 24 others—addressed the Justice Department's withdrawal of its 2018 lawsuit against California for passing its own net neutrality regulations and Rosenworcel's support of the decision. "It is essential that we work to make sure that affordable high-speed internet connections are available to everyone, everywhere in this country," said Chairwoman Rosenworcel. "It has also become clear that there is little in our modern commercial, social, and civic lives that remains untouched by the influence of the Internet or unmoved by its power." The chairwoman also referenced the federal net neutrality law repealed in 2015, stating, "It is unfortunate that individual states have had to fill the void left behind after the misguided roll back of the Commission’s net neutrality policies. I stand ready to work with Congress on this topic, as necessary. However, I continue to support net neutrality and believe that the Commission has the authority to adopt net neutrality rules."

Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s Response to Members of Congress Regarding a Free and Open Internet Lawmakers' Letter to FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel