Udall Statement on Presidents Net Neutrality Plan
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, chairman of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, welcomed the president's support for a free and open Internet as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares new net neutrality rules and issued the following statement:
"Net neutrality is about leveling the playing field, and I am encouraged that the president has joined the call for strong rules by the FCC to protect the open Internet. I am working in the Senate to encourage broadband infrastructure investment in rural New Mexico to get out of the Internet's slow lane, but allowing new toll lanes on the Web would change the Internet as we know it. New Mexicans have been asking me to ensure the Internet remains an open and fair forum. I continue to urge the FCC to issue strong rules that allow the Web to continue to be a platform for free expression, to promote innovation, and help online entrepreneurs compete on a level playing field with established companies."