Statement on House Passage of Internet Governance Legislation (H.R. 1580)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1580 by the U.S. House of Representatives:
This week, the House of Representatives took an important step to protect Internet freedom by preserving the Internet’s multi-stakeholder governance model as official U.S. policy. This legislation sends a strong signal to the international community that the United States is committed to promoting a global Internet free from government control.
Protecting a free Internet for all people is essential to the preservation of political and economic liberty. The Internet Association supports the flow of information free from government control. We applaud the House Energy and Commerce leadership on this issue and appreciate the broad bipartisan support of this bill.