Senator Harris (D-CA) Statement on FCC Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

Source: US Senate
Coverage Type: press release
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States

Nearly fifty years ago, California researchers embarked on a bold experiment to devise an interoperable computer network. Today, that network is the internet. It is an engine of unprecedented innovation and creativity, in California and throughout the world. The genius of the internet is that it enables entrepreneurship on a level playing field. That openness is particularly important for historically disadvantaged communities. On the internet, anyone can become an overnight sensation based on the quality of their work, regardless of their gender, the color of their skin, who they love, or where they were born. As a Senator, I will fight to protect the net neutrality rules. I intend to submit my comments to the Federal Communications Commission urging that it retain the net neutrality rules. I urge all Americans to add their voices to this important conversation.


The (enter-net) is and always was a Title II common carrier of telecommunications though treated otherwise and called an "information service" because of the now VOID Reno v ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997) factual mistake. The (enter net) has never been "a unique and wholly new medium of worldwide human communications" and should never have been treated with full First Amendment protections.

Chairman Ajit Pai may try to say the unknown points (enter net) messages might visit before reaching the intended destination make the wires traveled some mysterious information service instead of a common carrier. Chairman Ajit Pai's Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and grandparents live(d) in India and first generation American Chairman Ajit Pai may not understand how common carriers in America regularly combine less-than-truckload freight to increase the profitability of trans-American drives and may transport the load a great deal of the way via rail.

Chairman Ajit Pai is attempting perhaps to preserve anonymous access to pornography via the (enter-net) but this WILL NOT HAPPEN.!

CurtisNeeley on May 19, 2017 - 3:52pm.


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