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Dan Saltzman

Commissioner, City of Portland

Phone: 503-823-4151

Fax: 503-823-3036

1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 230, Portland, OR 97204

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Press Release: Senator Wyden & Commissioner Saltzman Denounce Trump Admin's Repeal of Obama-Era Protections of Internet Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:          Stacy Brewster, Commissioner Saltzman’s Office

Phone:             (503) 823-4151

Email:              stacy.brewster@portlandoregon.gov

 

U.S. SENATOR RON WYDEN JOINS PORTLAND COMMISSIONER DAN SALTZMAN 

TO DENOUNCE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S REPEAL OF OBAMA-ERA PROTECTIONS

KEEPING THE INTERNET FREE FROM CORPORATE TAKEOVER

(June 29, 2017) Tomorrow -- Friday, June 30 at 10:30 AM -- on behalf of the City of Portland, Commissioner Dan Saltzman will host U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, advocates with Oregon Citizens’ Utility Board (CUB) and other agencies in support of the City’s July 12 resolution denouncing the Trump administration's proposal to repeal Obama-era rules protecting the freedom of the Internet.

 

When:             Friday, June 30 @ 10:30AM

Where:            Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Rose Room (3rd Floor)

“How and when we use the Internet should not be controlled by the highest bidder or those with only corporate interests,” said Commissioner Dan Saltzman. “The proposal by the Trump administration and current FCC leadership is unconscionable. An open and freely accessible Internet is vital for the success of all Oregonians, and an integral part of the success of our schools, small businesses and the agencies that serve the public. I am truly grateful for the support and national leadership from Senator Ron Wyden on this issue.”

“Net neutrality is a pocket book issue for American households,” said Mayor Ted Wheeler. “The FCC must maintain and enforce the 2015 Open Internet Order to ensure the principles of openness, freedom, and innovation continue to drive our economy.”

“Common sense regulations like those laid out in the 2015 Open Internet Order to ensure net neutrality are designed to protect consumers and the common good,” said Samuel Pastrick, Consumer Advocate with the Oregon Citizens’ Utility Board. “CUB applauds the City of Portland, Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Senator Ron Wyden for their commitment to preserving an open Internet.”

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