Obama Administration’s Internet Regs Suffer First Huge Blow
The Daily Caller discusses the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Net Neutrality with Ryan
Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 2-1 Thursday in favor of unrolling net neutrality regulations put in place under the Obama administration.
The decision continues FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s push to fully repeal certain rules over the internet. The final results came as no surprise, as the two Republican commissioners, including Pai, voted for the “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal, and the one Democratic commissioner dissented.
Multiple organizations, from policy shops to advocacy groups and corporations, emailed The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF) to voice their support for Pai’s decision.
“This is an important step towards protecting innovation and investment in developing the internet of the future,” says FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon. “Obama’s internet regulations were basically a government takeover of the internet that threatened to replace the permissionless innovation that has worked so well with a new set of internet conduct standards designed and approved by the FCC.”
Ryan Radia, Research Fellow and Regulatory Counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, agrees.
“The FCC’s net neutrality rules are the opposite of what American consumers want and need online and there is little evidence of the harms these regulations claim to prevent,” says Radia. “If the FCC rule is left intact, it will prevent you from getting free stuff like sponsored data from your wireless provider. Just think, if you like unlimited HBO with your AT&T plan or unlimited music streaming from T-Mobile, then you should demand that these net neutrality regulations be eliminated.”
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