Wicker Statement on Net Neutrality Announcement

October 19, 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to reinstate net neutrality rules:

"A rule from the 1930s is not an answer to 21st-century challenges, and advocates for the change have yet to identify any problems it would solve,” Wicker said. "I opposed these regulations when they were imposed under the Obama administration. They stall innovation and increase consumer costs. Fortunately, we were able to reverse that action, but the FCC obviously has not learned from their mistakes. I am disappointed with this decision and urge the FCC to reconsider before the final vote next year."