Senator John McCain introduced a bill yesterday to combat the FCC’s push for Net Neutrality. The “Internet Freedom Act of 2009” would limit the FCC’s legal authority to impose Net Neutrality rules on internet service providers. McCain’s statement says:
Today I’m pleased to introduce ‘The Internet Freedom Act of 2009’ that will keep the Internet free from government control and regulation. It will allow for continued innovation that will in turn create more high-paying jobs for the millions of Americans who are out of work or seeking new employment. Keeping businesses free from oppressive regulations is the best stimulus for the current economy.
Sen. McCain’s efforts to keep the government’s hands off the ‘net are a breath of fresh air in this period of massive government expansion. Yet I can’t help but wish that such a bill might carry more weight if the its sponsor this didn’t already have a reputation for being technologically illiterate.
For further reading, check out CEI’s take on the FCC’s proposed Net Neutrality rules.