Upton, Walden, Terry Praise Verizon's Court Challenge to FCC Net Neutrality Power Grab

January 20, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Lee Terry (R-NE), Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, respectively, in releasing the following statement upon Verizon's court challenge against the Federal Communications Commission's effort to regulate the Internet:

"We welcome the decision by Verizon, and hopefully others, to demand their day in court to block the FCC's misguided attempt to regulate the Internet. At stake is not just innovation and economic growth, although those concerns are vital. Equally important is putting a check on an FCC that is acting beyond the authority granted to it by Congress. Between our legislative efforts and this court action, we will put the FCC back on firmer ground."

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