O’Halleran Votes for Free and Open Internet
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran voted to pass the Save the Internet Act, legislation that restores net neutrality rules that were repealed by the FCC in 2017. The bill passed the House of Representatives in a bipartisan 232-190 vote.
“Across rural Arizona, communities of every size have little to no access to quality broadband internet, and this is hurting their competitiveness and making it impossible to grow and thrive. Today, Congress took an important step to ensure our internet remains free and open for consumers and businesses, but we cannot stop here,” O’Halleran said. “We need to start seriously investing in broadband infrastructure that prioritizes rural America. These communities have been left behind for too long.”
The legislation would implement net neutrality rules that prevent internet service providers from blocking and throttling internet traffic or using paid prioritization to limit consumer access.