Waxman Added as Co-Sponsor to Network -Neutrality Bill


House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said Thursday that he had added himself as a co-sponsor to the network-neutrality bill introduced by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)

At an FCC oversight hearing in the Communications Subcommittee Thursday, Waxman said that it was time to establish the rules of the road of network neutrality.

He also said fears that network neutrality will stifle investment have been proven unfounded.

"The addition of Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Henry Waxman as a co-sponsor of H.R. 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, is a major and welcome step in Congressional support of the open Internet," said Open Internet Coalition executive director Markham Erickson. "On behalf of our seventy-seven members, we thank him for his strong leadership on this issue."