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Title II: Net Disaster

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Title II: Net Disaster

WHY CONGRESS SHOULD ACT TO ENSURE NET NEUTRALITY

TITLE II: YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY, LITIGATION AND CONSUMER HARM

The Internet is the fastest deploying technology in world history. It's a 21st Century engine of innovation that provides an open platform for entrepreneurs, visionaries, and kids in their garages to follow their dreams. And it didn't happen by accident. 

The Internet works for Americans because government had wisely chosen to let the web grow and thrive without burdensome regulation that can increase consumer bills, choke progress and smother innovation. But instead of continuing this path of tremendous success, the FCC recently approved a massive regulatory regime that piles on thousands of new rules all in the name of preserving net neutrality. These rules, called Title II, aren't necessary for net neutrality and they certainly aren't going to increase competition or make the Internet faster, better or more innovative.

The FCC's unnecessary action is legally questionable and will result in years of litigation and marketplace uncertainty. The good news is that Congress can act to deliver the permanent net neutrality protections that consumers are demanding.

What is net neutrality and who supports it? Watch the video to learn more about what net neutrality means, why Internet Service Providers support it and why it is time for Congress to step in pass bipartisan legislation that will protect consumers and keep the Internet free from burdensome regulations that will slow investment, innovation and new services.

Want to make your voice heard? Take action at unitedforanopeninternet.com.

With Title II, the FCC has imposed heavy new Internet regulation that goes far beyond widely supported net neutrality protections. Title II will increase consumer costs, slow investment and innovation and cause years of uncertainty. But Congress can step in. Bipartisan legislation can protect consumers while promoting the investment needed to continue expanding and improving America’s broadband networks. Let's choose a future that embraces progress, not expensive regulations.

Be Skeptical of 'Net Neutrality'

Content

"The FCC's new rules weaken - or reverse - decades of minimal regulation, during which the Internet flourished. As often as not, economic regulation has adverse, unintended side effects. That was true of the railroads, and it may be true of the Internet." [full article]

Author
Robert J. Samuelson at The Washington Post

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