American Commitment Comments from Lockdown on Yet Another Round in the Net Neutrality Wars - American Commitment

April 20, 2020

American Commitment Comments from Lockdown on Yet Another Round in the Net Neutrality Wars

Washington, D.C.—American Commitmentis urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to complete its repeal of the Obama-era “net neutrality” regulations. In response to a new public comment period that was supposed to be about technical issues, American Commitment president Phil Kerpen has submitted public comments commending Chairman Ajit Pai’s “commitment to fixing the ideologically motivated, economically ignorant actions of the Obama FCC.” The comment urges the commission to “complete the repeal of the Obama regulations and let America keep on relying on the Internet to keep getting better, faster, more innovative and more reliable.”

“As Americans live in lockdown during the coronavirus panic, we are all more acutely aware of how critical it is to have reliable, fast, high quality network connectivity,” saidPhil Kerpen, president ofAmerican Commitment. “We must not go backwards to the Obama-era federal takeover of the Internet—especially as we watch Europe’s networks strain under the burden of excessive regulation. Reducing the Internet to a public utility controlled by federal bureaucrats would only impose sweeping new taxes on Americans, undermine free speech, eliminate competition and innovation, and destroy the private investment in infrastructure that is leading to unparalleled improvements in Internet speeds and reliability that Americans are depending on now more than ever.”

The comment notes of the Obama regulations: “For the two glorious years that the left achieved their goal of reducing the Internet to a regulated public utility there was no nirvana for uses or rebirth of political freedom. There was a deficit of investment and a boom in paperwork and bureaucratic nonsense.”

The comment continues:“It is hard to think of any greater enhancement to public safety, broadly understood, then having reliable, fast, high quality network connectivity during a time of global panic and lockdown. The current pro-investment, pro-market policy has produced that outcome.”

The entire comment can be viewed online here:
AmerComm NN Comment 2020-04-20 by Phil Kerpen

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