ILF calls on Congress “to still the pendulum of net neutrality”

ILF calls on Congress “to still the pendulum of net neutrality”

 

With the adoption of the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order today, the Internet is restored to the openness it has flourished under for nearly 20 years. The order’s critics are dismayed, falsely arguing that, without the Title II regulation that began in 2015, individual voices will be censored and the Internet as we know it will be destroyed.

 

The opposite is true. The FCC’s order ensures that the AAPI folks will continue to have access to an unbiased Internet. The overbroad “neutrality” praised by Title II supporters—who push for the CRA—would create an environment with decreased investment in the internet, effectively stifling our voices.

 

Congress must take action to still the pendulum of net neutrality regulation at the FCC by writing permanent rules that encourage expanded, as well as open, networks. Access to a free and open internet depends on it.