Protect the Free-Market Internet

We are committed to protecting the Internet from burdensome taxes, United Nations control, and unnecessary state and federal regulations. There has been no greater free-market success than the Internet. We must defend it from politicians and bureaucrats.

By Phil Kerpen

Rather than waiting until summer as originally expected, Democrats now say that on May 9 they will file a discharge petition to force a Senate vote on Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey's Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would re-impose Obama-era public utility regulations on the Internet.  The rush is for one reason only: to exploit the medical absence of Arizona Senator John McCain.                          

By Phil Kerpen

By Phil Kerpen

Today the FCC voted 2-1 on party lines to begin accepting public comment on a proposal to reverse the 2015 Obama administration order reducing the Internet to a regulated public utility and returning to the previous light-touch policy.

By Phil Kerpen

By Phil Kerpen

If you've been watching TV or on social media, you've heard that “Republicans are going to let Internet providers sell your browser history.”

It’s not true.  Not even close.

What’s really happening is that a corrupt Google power grab from the Obama administration is being overturned.

Here’s the real history.

Multiple sources confirm that the nightmare scenario identified by ATR is indeed likely to occur: Senate Democrats have picked off enough Republicans to force a vote next week on reconfirming Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel to the FCC, resulting in at best an initial 2-2 deadlock on the committee if Tom Wheeler, the current chairman, follows precedent and resigns, leaving only four commissioners at the FCC until another is confirmed.  That would delay action on President Trump’s job creation agenda

We told you that reducing the Internet to a public utility would mean calls for the FCC to regulate anything and everything, and the latest example is just insane. Recently, cell phone carrier T-Mobile announced that it would allow its customers to access the new web-based game “Pokemon Go” without having to pay any data fees.

By waiving the fees, T-Mobile scores points with potential customers who wish to play the enormously popular game without racking up a large data bill.