In 2015 the Obama administration classified the internet as public utility using an outdated and erroneous policy from the 1930s that put the internet’s future in jeopardy. Today some in Washington want to bring it back.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 decision to regulate the internet as a public utility under “Title II” was nothing but partisan politics distracting our representatives in Washington and moving our country further away from creating a truly free and open internet. A burdensome 1930’s law should not apply to today’s thriving internet.
Here’s what you need to know:
- In 2017 the FCC, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, thankfully reversed this decision releasing the internet back onto the free market no longer beholden to the federal government.
- Today Congress is again looking to reinstate the Obama-era Title II regulations bringing with it the burdens of the last century. This is misguided and out of touch with reality and fails to give us a real solution that will protect consumers, investment and innovation.
- Net neutrality rules are important to all of us – but we need a proper framework to protect jobs, small businesses, and the nation’s economy, without resorting to Roosevelt-era laws. This framework must be comprehensive, fair, and less burdensome to everyone
Make the message clear to Congress:
We need consumer protections to ensure that everyone’s online experience is free from the blocking, throttling and discrimination of content. We need a forward-looking solution that protects a consumer’s personal information online, and preserves investment and innovation. Don’t apply archaic 1930’s laws to the internet.
As supporters of free markets, limited government, and pro-taxpayer policies, we need to stand up for modern internet rules and your voice should be heard. Write Congress today to tell them you support:
Burdensome 1930’s Laws Should Not Apply to Today’s Internet