Pete Sessions Opposes Unprecedented Government Regulations on the Internet
by Pete Sessions on November 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM
I strongly oppose President Obama’s efforts to impose strict and unprecedented regulations on the Internet. The implementation of “net neutrality” by reclassifying the entire broadband network as a public utility would suppress the very innovation that has led to the successful and rapid development of high-speed Internet connectivity that serves the vast majority of Americans.
Such unwarranted and overreaching government intrusion into the broadband marketplace would harm consumers, halt job creation, curtail investment, stifle innovation, and set the government on a dangerous path of micromanaging the Internet. Instead of encouraging additional regulations even more extreme than those the FCC has recently proposed and giving Washington bureaucrats excessive control over the Internet, President Obama should encourage more competition in the broadband market to ensure that the Internet is open, available, fast, and reliable for all Americans.