More Big Government in Your Life
by Blake Farenthold on February 19, 2015 at 9:49 AM
Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to approve a rule that will regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act. The lack of transparency by the FCC should be especially concerning to us all.
Quite frankly, I believe this is one of those situations where the government wants a solution without a problem. As a business owner that founded a tech company, I have seen firsthand how keeping the Internet largely free of government intervention has led to an explosion of investment and innovation. All of us can agree that a free and open internet is a good thing. But I want to make one thing clear, 332 pages of heavy-handed regulation is not the answer. I have concerns that the FCC’s actions will open the door to new taxes and fees that will be passed down to all consumers.
I encourage you to participate in the survey provided here, and tell me your opinions on a 332 page document proposing to regulate the internet.