06.13.14

Judiciary Chairman Leahy's REAX To FCC Announcement to Review Internet Interconnection Agreements

Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.),
Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee,
On FCC Announcement to Review Internet
Interconnection Agreements
June 13, 2014

“I welcome Chairman Wheeler’s announcement that the FCC will focus on interconnection issues.  Shining more light on how content is delivered across the backbone of the Internet is an important step in ensuring that consumers receive the service they are paying for.  As I said during the Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, when Internet Service Providers can charge tolls or block access to their networks at the interconnection point, net neutrality rules alone may no longer be enough to promote an open Internet.  I look forward to learning more from the FCC’s review of this issue.” 

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