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Photo of Senator Bob Duff.

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

Fighting for Net Neutrality

Last week, I announced that I will introduce a bill in the 2018 legislative session of the General Assembly aimed at protecting Connecticut businesses and consumers from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) rollback of net neutrality rules.

Small businesses and consumers will be the biggest losers as a result of the FCC's damaging discarding of net neutrality rules. Preserving an open internet is good for Connecticut's businesses, startups, students and consumers.

Senator Duff in video.

It is important that we hold companies to their commitments not to block websites, throttle speeds, or impose prioritization pricing and to establish a process for internet service providers (ISPs) to certify that they will not engage in practices inconsistent with net neutrality principles.

During the Obama administration, the FCC voted to adopt strong, open internet rules to ensure that Americans reap the economic, social and civic benefits of an open internet, including the preservation of net neutrality.

While there is no substitute for federal regulation, I will work at the state level to try to mitigate the consequences of the federal rollback.
 

Remembering Those Who Served

Wreaths Across America.

This past weekend, Congressman Jim Himes and I laid wreaths in Darien for the national Wreaths Across America remembrance. It was a special opportunity to say thanks to those who fought for our country