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REP. BARRAGÁN STATEMENT ON THE FCC’S DECISION TO END NET NEUTRALITY
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Díaz Barragán issued the following statement after the FCC voted to repeal regulations protecting net neutrality:
“I am disappointed, but not surprised, by the FCC and Chairman Ajit Pai’s decision to repeal net neutrality protections,” said Rep. Barragán. “By ending net neutrality, the FCC and the Trump administration are going against millions of Americans who want and deserve consumer-friendly internet regulations. This decision gives big corporations an unfair advantage over small businesses.”
“I am particularly concerned about how this decision will negatively impact low-income and minority communities. As the fastest-growing population of internet users, minority communities—who have historically lacked access to communication platforms—rely upon net neutrality protections to fulfill their economic and educational potential. Net neutrality ensures an open internet and empowers communities of color across the country to tell their own stories, launch their own businesses, and organize for civic change.”
“By removing these vital protections, today’s decision threatens to silence the voices and ideas of communities of color across the country.”
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington.