ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement blasting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for voting to roll back net neutrality regulations, creating fast and slow lanes on the internet. This rule change could end up costing consumers more money, slowing down content delivery, and hurting small businesses. Crist has been an outspoken supporter of keeping net neutrality in place and is a cosponsor of H.R. 4585, the Save Net Neutrality Act, to block the FCC’s roll back of net neutrality.
“The members of the FCC are public servants – they are supposed to serve the public. By repealing net neutrality, they are failing the people, serving only the special interests. This entire process has been deeply flawed. Congress must respond by passing legislation putting the people first and preserving net neutrality.”