FreedomWorks Reacts to FCC Restoring Net Neutrality Rules

Washington, D.C. – Following the Commissioners’ vote to restore net neutrality rules, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks president, commented:

“Some policy proposals just keep coming back from the dead. Like a zombie from The Walking Dead, net neutrality is back. In the decades-running game of whack-a-mole, first coined in 2003 and dating back politically to ‘the internet is a series of tubes,’ We have visited and revisited, implemented and repealed, and now reimplemented the policy.”

“We were told when the policy was repealed under the Trump administration that the internet was over. Sure enough, that wasn’t the case. In 2020 we had the pandemic, and frankly, we should all be thrilled that internet service providers were able to deftly handle the increased traffic for telehealth and distance learning, which may have been at the expense of streaming Tiger King.”

“Even outside of a crisis, one has to wonder what incentive a data provider or internet service provider (ISP) would have to discriminate when it comes to content. The short answer is that there is none. They have every incentive to promote public safety and fairness online, lest they lose business. This latest leftist incursion isn’t about fairness. It’s about keeping the internet more firmly under government control and limiting free market innovation.”


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