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Leahy Chairs Hearing On Protecting an Open Internet

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WASHINGTON (Wednesday, September 17, 2014) – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) held a hearing entitled “Why Net Neutrality Matters: Protecting Consumers and Competition Through Meaningful Open Internet Rules.” The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently undertaking a rulemaking to restore open Internet protections in light of a D.C. Circuit Court decision earlier this year. Leahy also chaired a field hearing on the issue in Vermont in July. Testimony, member statements, and a webcast of the full hearing are available online. Video includes Leahy's opening statement and questioning of witnesses.