Rep. LaMalfa Supports Bill Preventing Federal Regulation of Internet Access
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, H.R. 2666. This measure rolls back an FCC proposal to seize control of internet access and mandate Americans’ internet access costs. The bill was passed on a 241-173 vote and will now be considered by the Senate.
“The development of high-speed internet has transformed our economy and this bill promotes innovation by preventing federal control of internet access,” said LaMalfa. “The internet has led to unprecedented levels of competition and growth in the absence of government interference. Now is not the time to turn back the clock on that progress by giving an unelected commission control over how Americans may access the internet. As we strive for increased rural broadband services, more government hurdles won’t help improve access.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.