Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

January 16, 2018

Duff Praises AG Jepsen Decision to Join 20 States in Asking Federal Appeals Court to Overturn FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today praised Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen’s announcement that Connecticut will join with 20 other states and the District of Columbia in asking a federal appeals court to overturn the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rollback of net neutrality rules.

“Preserving an open internet is good for Connecticut’s businesses, startups, students and consumers,” said Senator Duff. “I applaud Attorney General Jepsen’s decision to join with states across the country in fighting back against the FCC’s damaging repeal of net neutrality rules.”

Last month, Senator Duff announced he will introduce legislation in the 2018 legislative session of the General Assembly aimed at protecting Connecticut businesses and consumers from the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality rules.

Senator Duff will seek to draft legislation to 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.

Additionally, Senator Duff will seek to include language in his proposed legislation to hold companies accountable for warranties made to consumers as well as amend Connecticut’s consumer protection laws to include the principles of net neutrality.