CEI Applauds FCC Vote to Start Roll Back of Internet Regulations

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to begin the regulatory process to roll back the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rules. Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) experts argue the FCC’s net neutrality regulations would have adverse impacts on American consumers, particularly those in rural and low-income areas, and limit competition, curtail innovation, and dissuade much-needed private investment in broadband infrastructure. 
Statement on the future of the net neutrality issue from CEI Research Fellow and Regulatory Counsel Ryan Radia: 
“The net neutrality debate should be about policy and what’s best for consumers, not about politics. This is why Congress needs to pass legislation clarifying that the FCC does not have the authority to regulate the Internet. Otherwise, a future FCC will likely be able to reverse any rule that results from proceedings like the agency launched today.”
Key points on how the federal government should approach the net neutrality issue from CEI’s latest report, “A Net

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