COMPTROLLER LEMBO'S STATEMENT ON FCC'S PLAN TO ELIMINATE OPEN AND EQUAL ACCESS TO THE INTERNET
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Contact: Tara Downes
"The Federal Communications Commission's announcement today that it plans to dismantle landmark
regulations that protect Americans' equal access to the Internet is a deeply troubling reversal that benefits the
powerful few over millions of Americans, particularly working families and small businesses. It was nearly
three years ago that I witnessed, in person, the FCC’s historic vote to preserve 'net neutrality' – so that
all Americans can have equal access to the essential economic and social benefits of a fair and open Internet.
A repeal of net neutrality threatens to shrink economic opportunities for all
– and grow the gaps in income, education and equality."