Kustoff Votes to Protect Our Free and Open Internet
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08), voted against the Save the Internet Act, H.R. 1644. This legislation would restore the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Obama-era “net neutrality” regulations which were repealed in December 2017. If signed into law, this bill would reimpose regulations such as full government takeover of the internet, eventual taxation of the internet, future innovation would be restricted, and internet access for rural America would again be greatly limited.
“I believe it is important we preserve a free and open internet and ensure all Americans have access to affordable and reliable internet. Instead, this bill would allow big tech companies like Google and Facebook to undermine the privacy of the American people. It also limits internet access to rural areas throughout West Tennessee. This bill does not represent the needs and values of the American people, especially West Tennessean’s, and I was proud to vote against it,” said Rep. Kustoff.