Sanders Statement on Verizon v. FCC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement after the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruling in Verizon v. FCC.

“I am very disappointed by the decision made by the D.C. Court of Appeals and fear that the result will be an Internet no longer open to the free exchange of ideas and content.

“Whether you are rich, poor, young or old, the Internet allows all people to seek out information and communicate globally.  We must not allow corporate interests to disrupt this free flow of ideas. This decision deals a blow to consumers and small businesses alike. When corporations are able to prioritize the information available to users, it stifles ideas and expression, as well as commerce and innovation.”