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NTU urges all Senators to vote “YES” on S.J. Res. 6.
This resolution would reverse the FCC’s ill-advised “net neutrality” regulations.
November 9, 2011
NTU urges all Senators to vote “YES” on S.J. Res. 6. Introduced by Sen. Hutchison (R-TX), this resolution would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) ill-advised “net neutrality” regulations that threaten to stifle innovation and development in the one-sixth of our economy that is dependent upon the Internet.
Over the past 20 years the federal government’s largely hands-off approach to Internet regulation has yielded a dynamic and vibrant market that has delivered countless benefits to American businesses and consumers. In spite of this unquestioned history of success, a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals that the FCC did not have the regulatory authority to impose net neutrality restrictions, and wide bipartisan opposition to the scheme, the FCC has nevertheless plowed ahead with the regulatory power grab.
If allowed to continue, the results could be disastrous for taxpayers. The FCC’s meddling could threaten further investment in wireline and wireless infrastructure and it could pave the way for future efforts to regulate prices or engage in widespread Internet taxation schemes that would further harm the Internet’s growth.
To prevent these outcomes and preserve innovation and investment in the Internet, NTU urges all Senators to vote “YES” on S.J. Res. 6, which will be significantly weighted in our annual Rating of Congress.
If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Government Affairs Manager Brandon Greife at (703) 683-5700