Net Neutrality Regulations Are Not Neutral, Harm Innovators and Consumers


A group of Senators are pushing for a vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commissions’ (FCC) Restoring Internet Freedom Order. In December 2017, this action repealed the Obama administration’s net neutrality regulations.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) continues to make the case for how net neutrality regulations threaten Internet freedom, stifle innovation, and are anything but neutral. CEI opposes the Senate CRA aimed to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. The Internet did not end in 2017—the FCC didn’t kill it—we’re still searching, streaming, and surfing, much like we were 6 months ago.  

CEI Associate Director for the Center of Technology and Innovation, Jessica Melugin:

“This resolution will impede the full benefits provided by the free market, severely limit the choices available to consumers, and will deter investment and innovation. The effects will be particularly harmful to emerging and rapidly evolving industries. We firmly oppose this resolution.”

CEI Vice President for Policy, Wayne Crews:

“Net neutrality is one of today’s worst abuses of over-delegation of legislative authority to agencies. The original Title II order expands FCC’s authority over the otherwise free Internet intolerably, and underscores why Congress needs to be making the laws, not unelected government regulators.”