AT&T printed a full-page ad in multiple U.S. newspapers calling on Congress to pass a federal net neutrality law.
"It is time for Congress to end the debate once and for all, by writing new laws that govern the internet and protect consumers," AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said.
After the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules, Democrats have led efforts to find a legislative solution to stop the decision.
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