"Senator Craig believes that net neutrality regs are premature right now. He is a sponsor of Sen. Stevens' bill s2686, which has a provision directing the FCC to conduct an annual study of the Internet and how the information that is transmitted, and determine whether we need regs in the future. But really, the best way to promote the development of the Internet is to keep it free from regulation as much as possible."
--Dan Whiting, press secretary for Sen. Larry Craig
"The Internet must be kept free of regulation, taxation and other forms of government intervention. The lack of taxation and regulation on the Internet is one of the reasons the Internet has grown so dramatically, improved our economy, and created a forum for unfettered commerce and ingenuity ... By giving the FCC the authority to act, Congress can ensure the Internet is accessible in a way that does not open the Internet to intrusive government regulation or even taxation. I am also concerned that additional government intervention in this matter could slow the deployment of broadband services in rural areas. For these and other reasons that involve better services, less government interference and lower prices for consumers, I support the COPE Act."
--Statement from Idaho Rep. Butch Otter
Sen. Crapo's press secretary said that it was premature to make a statement before any net neutrality-related bills were up for a vote in the Senate. Rep. Mike Simpson's office did not return our calls.