Rep Latta Introduces Legislation to Keep Internet Open and Accessible

Rep Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced legislation (HR 4752) to ensure the Internet remains open and free from government interference by limiting the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to regulate broadband under Title II of the Communications Act.

The legislation comes after the FCC released a proposal to reclassify broadband Internet access under Title II as a telecommunications service rather than an information service.

“In light of the FCC initiating yet another attempt to regulate the Internet, upending long-standing precedent and imposing monopoly-era telephone rules and obligations on the 21st Century broadband marketplace, Congress must take action to put an end to this misguided regulatory proposal,” said Rep Latta. “The Internet has remained open and continues to be a powerful engine fueling private enterprise, economic growth and innovation absent government interference and obstruction. My legislation will provide all participants in the Internet ecosystem the certainty they need to continue investing in broadband networks and services that have been fundamental for job creation, productivity and consumer choice.”


Rep Latta Introduces Legislation to Keep Internet Open and Accessible