Gardner Statement on Appeals Court Ruling on Net Neutrality

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Transportation, and Science, today released the below statement after the Washington, D.C. federal appeals court upheld the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet Order:


“I’m disappointed the D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC’s reclassification of the Internet, which threatens innovation and progress in the expansion of broadband Internet access. The FCC’s rule not only circumvents the lawmaking process, but also the very people who are responsible for the Internet’s evolution and success: entrepreneurs and its users. I’m hopeful the Supreme Court will recognize the Administration’s brazen abuse of power and overreach, and overturn the FCC’s misguided rule.”


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.


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