Ben Voelkel
Paige Alwood

WASHINGTON– Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement Wednesday regarding the rollback of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) reclassification of broadband as a public utility:

“Today, the FCC is taking an important step to roll back harmful Obama-era regulations that stifle innovation and delay broadband deployment in Wisconsin and throughout America. I believe the Internet will remain free and open without heavy-handed regulations—as it did under the Clinton and Bush administrations. But if public advocacy groups and Democrats truly feel that additional protections are needed, they should negotiate a bipartisan legislative solution in Congress with the representatives of the American people.”

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