Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote today to approve new rules pertaining to net neutrality:

"Today the purportedly 'independent' Federal Communications Commission did President Obama's bidding and muscled through a massive power grab that will subject the internet to government regulation.  It is no wonder that the 322 page regulatory morass was kept secret from the public until the members of the FCC cast their votes: regulating the internet as a public utility will trigger a 16.1% tax on broadband usage.  The actions of these unelected bureaucrats will harm future innovation and will reduce competition in the marketplace."