Rep. Eshoo Signs Declaration of Internet Freedom

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Jenn Ettinger, 202-265-1490 ext. 35

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, California Rep. Anna G. Eshoo joined congressional colleagues Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Jared Polis, more than 1,800 groups and organizations and 75,000 individuals from more than 130 countries who have signed the Declaration of Internet Freedom since its launch on July 2. The Declaration has also been translated into more than 70 languages.

"Through its open and transparent structure, the Internet has transformed into a platform supporting thousands of innovative companies, applications and services and millions of new jobs,” Rep. Eshoo said. “I've always been a consistent defender of an open Internet in Congress, and I'm pleased to continue this advocacy by signing the Declaration of Internet Freedom.”

Rep. Eshoo is a longtime advocate for Internet freedom. She currently serves as co-chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus and has a long list of pro-consumer victories on technology policy issues. She is a strong supporter of open Internet policy, and has helped author several pieces of innovative legislation, like the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act, which would help bring faster and more affordable broadband to communities stranded on the wrong side of the digital divide.

"We are thrilled that Representative Eshoo embraces the importance of the open Internet for our economy and our culture,” said Josh Levy, Free Press Internet campaign director. “By adding her name to the Declaration of Internet Freedom, she's standing up for our right to communicate online and the need to include Internet users in any discussions about Internet policy. We're proud to have such a strong advocate for our online rights in Washington."

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