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(Washington, DC) – One week after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse the 2015 rule to reclassify broadband internet as a Title II Common Carrier service, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) joined as an original cosponsor of H.R. 4682, the Open Internet Preservation Act. Led by Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), H.R. 4682 would amend Title I of the Communications Act to prohibit broadband internet providers from blocking or impairing any lawful internet content, application, or service.

In addition, this bill would maintain transparency requirements adopted by the FCC and create a formal complaint procedure for the FCC to address allegations of violations in a timely fashion.

“An equal and open internet is vital to protect small business, foster innovation, and deliver the best quality products and services to consumers. If you pay for a specific internet speed, you should be able to use that data transfer rate how you best see fit.” said Rep. Knight “This bill will address many of the concerns I shared with Chairman Pai before last week’s vote. I want to thank Congresswoman Blackburn for her leadership in introducing this bill and I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance this into law.”

“We must stop this this political ping pong of changing internet rules from one administration to the other.” said Rep. Blackburn “That is why I introduced the Open Internet Preservation Act. This bill will ensure there is no blocking and no throttling on the internet, and will make sure the internet is an open and fair marketplace. We need light-touch regulation, and stability for the internet.”

The Open Internet Preservation Act was introduced on December 19, 2017 and was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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  1. How About protecting California taxes, you jerk!

    • Tami Gurnett Tami Gurnett says:

      How does this protect California taxes. Your upset because of SALT being capped at 10k. California people should be complaining about how much they pay in state taxes. If this affects you then maybe you should look at how you vote in state elections. Think about how it affects people that pay over 10k a year and that’s a lot of people. Then you pay 10 percent when you buy things. Then you pay at the gas pump and so on and so on. The irony is some California citizens are upset we can’t deduct all the taxes imposed on us by our state government. I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to ride the bullet train

  2. Screw Knight he sold California out !

  3. Ethan Jewell Ethan Jewell says:

    No, he didn’t. This bill stops the states from being able to sue the FCC.

  4. Trump puppet, useless.

  5. Suzi S Smith Suzi S Smith says:

    There is already net neutrality. Stop wasting tax payer $$ and vote FOR net neutrality when you jerks bring it up for a vote. Do your job or your sworn oath means nothing.

  6. Vote this guy out! He does not support the best interests of his constituents.

  7. Dan says:

    On the face of it, this bill sounds good. However, it has been criticized by pro-neutrality people. For one, it would prevent states from enacting any pro-neutrality laws (such as California has recently proposed to prevent ISP’s placing traffic in fast lanes or slow lanes). In fact, it promotes fast lanes and slow lanes by allowing internet providers to demand new fees from businesses and internet users. Also, as reported in Digital Music News, this bill is “missing a mechanism for actually monitoring ISP actions against non-paying apps and sites.” Elsewhere, it is noted that “the bill mainly tries to counteract a wave of expected lawsuits from states.” The article above is mostly a glowing fluff piece regarding a piece of poor legislation.

  8. Nadiya Littlewarrior says:

    Oh please, spare me the bs that is Knight’s actions. He voted for the tax scam and he has no regard what so ever for the people in his district…..Katie for Congress in 2018!

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