Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai announced the FCC will begin the rulemaking process to functionally repeal the agency’s 2015 Open Internet Order.
“Permissionless innovation, free of Washington bureaucrat interference, has been the cornerstone of the Internet’s vitality and growth. President Obama’s net neutrality scheme is a threat to Internet innovation and I commend Chairman Pai for taking this first step to removing the regulatory threat,” Sen. Lee said.
“I appreciate Chairman Pai’s transparency and candor, and look forward to working with him and my colleagues in Congress to craft lasting legislation that maintains an open and dynamic Internet free from government overreach,” Sen. Lee continued.
Sen. Lee plans to introduce legislation permanently removing the FCC’s ability to issue net neutrality regulations soon.