Backers of Heavy-Handed Internet Rules are All Thumbs

One of the most ironic developments in telecom policy has to be the recent campaign by self-styled advocates of a "free and open internet" to preserve heavy federal regulations on how online service is delivered. In their zeal to tip the scales in their favor, they're proven to be all thumbs.

The Federal Communications Commission recently closed public comment on its proposal to reverse a controversial 2015 order that classifies the Internet as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act, a New Deal-era law. The proposal has received a record number of comments — more than 22 million.

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