The following statement is attributed to Evan Engstrom, Executive Director of Engine, regarding House passage of the Save the Internet Act:
We are pleased that House lawmakers voted to advance H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, a bill that would fully restore the strong net neutrality protections that were enshrined in the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order.
Net neutrality helps preserve the Internet as a level playing field for companies of all sizes, promoting competition and innovation. Startups across the country depend on an open Internet to create, fund, and grow their businesses. Earlier this week, Engine released a letter signed by more than 120 companies is support of the Save the Internet Act.
There is widespread support for net neutrality across the startup ecosystem, and we urge the Senate to quickly take up and pass the House bill.