Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today issued the following statement after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released plans to vote on net neutrality rules Feb. 26:
"Plans to reclassify the Internet under Title II pose a direct threat to Internet freedom," he said. "The FCC's actions threaten the innovative culture that makes the Internet one of the world's greatest technologies. Additionally, these actions will add further uncertainty to the net neutrality debate.
"Here in Congress, under chairmen Thune and Walden, we have proposed draft legislation that would achieve the goal of protecting Internet consumers through the bright-line rules that net neutrality proponents are calling for in a way that limits burdensome regulations from crushing innovation."