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COMPTROLLER LEMBO'S STATEMENT ON FCC'S PLAN TO ELIMINATE OPEN AND EQUAL ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

Contact: Tara Downes
860-702-3308
Tara.Downes@ct.gov

"The Federal Communications Commission's announcement today that it plans to dismantle landmark regulations that protect Americans' equal access to the Internet is a deeply troubling reversal that benefits the powerful few over millions of Americans, particularly working families and small businesses. It was nearly three years ago that I witnessed, in person, the FCC’s historic vote to preserve 'net neutrality' – so that all Americans can have equal access to the essential economic and social benefits of a fair and open Internet. A repeal of net neutrality threatens to shrink economic opportunities for all – and grow the gaps in income, education and equality."

 

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