The internet is not, as liberals put it, "completely unregulated"! They believe that anything short of full government regulation amounts to a “crisis” of Internet access and “equality/neutrality.”
As opponents of the Obama-era regulations, the republican party is happy to go back to the 1996 Telecommunications Act, declaring it “the policy of the United States” that the Internet — including Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and websites — should “remain unfettered from Federal or State regulation” to preserve the U.S.’s position as the global leader in technological innovation. Should certain ISPs try to charge different rates for slower and faster services or engage in other “discriminatory” practices in network management, content, and pricing, the marketplace can react accordingly, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), meanwhile, will still be empowered to regulate anti-competitive or anti-consumer behavior, stepping in when Internet companies make promises to provide a service that they do not keep.
Please add your name here congratulating President Trump, and Chairman Ajit Pai. Tell them to keep the internet free, and let the free market do its job!
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