Murkowski disapproves of current FCC rule

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, says she favors lasting legislation that provides certainty on net neutrality regulations under the Federal Communications Commission.

The senator said she voted in favor of joint resolution SJ Res 52 on May 16 to provide for congressional disapproval of the FCC’s current rule on net neutrality.

“My interest is always protecting and improving Alaska’s internet connectivity, given our unique circumstances,” she said.

“At stake are rural health clinics and schools that rely on the prioritization of life saving telemedicine services and access to educational resources. We must pass legislation that prohibits harmful practices like blocking and throttling, but also allows for exceptions to support the unique needs that we have in Alaska,” she said. “We must stop trying to score political points and work together to ensure an open internet with privacy protections for all consumers.