Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Votes to Keep Internet Open & Innovative

Apr 8, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the passage of a Congressional Resolution, H.J. Res. 37, disapproving of the Federal Communication Commission's Net Neutrality Rule:

"The FCC's decision to prohibit America's Internet providers from managing content on their own networks is a colossal mistake that will hurt job creation and innovation in one of our most vibrant industries. These new regulations are a solution in search of a problem. America's Internet companies – from large enterprises to tiny garage start-ups – are examples of what can happen when government stays out of the way. The Internet is an engine of innovation and economic growth essential to America maintaining its qualitative edge. Net Neutrality rules will only stifle competition, hurt job creation and provide huge disincentives to innovate – so I urge the FCC to rescind these rules immediately."