FreedomWorks Statement in Response to the Democrats’ Internet Regulation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Democratic leadership’s rollout of an Internet regulation bill, which would restore the heavy-handed Title II regulatory framework, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

“After the Restoring Internet Freedom Order repealed Title II internet regulations last year, Democrats claimed it would be the end of the Internet as we know it and that web pages would load one word at a time. Instead, investment is rising, and broadband speeds have gone way up.

“This Democratic proposal is yet another solution in search of a problem. Our Internet grew, innovated, and thrived under a light touch regulatory framework. The Democrats’ bill would inhibit future innovation, and would only serve to increase big government control over the lives of everyday Americans.”