On Monday afternoon Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, responded to the comments made by the Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Countering claims that Net neutrality would cause higher prices for consumers or lower speeds, she said, “Billions of dollars were invested in the Internet ecosystem, not only by carriers, but by companies doing business on the Internet, and by consumers subscribing to Internet services. That is the investment we seek to expand. There is nothing in banning discrimination on the basis of source, ownership or destination of bits would create lower speeds or raise prices.” She urged the Federal Communications Commission to continue to press for Net neutrality rules.
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai came to his re-confirmation hearing