In 2017, the Trump Administration FCC voted to roll back the “net neutrality” policy of the Obama Administration. This was met with a well-orchestrated propaganda machine spearheaded by world-renowned “tech experts” like Mark Ruffalo and Alyssa Milano. These large tech companies and celebrities peddled far-flung conspiracies about how such a policy would ruin the internet – saying Americans would have to pay by the page, by the post, or even by the letter.
Despite such threats, rolling back net neutrality has resulted in American internet getting faster, less expensive, and more reliable. In fact, the US outperformed its peers in the greatest internet stress test to date – the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, the Biden Administration is intent on regulating every aspect of the American economy and has proposed bringing back net neutrality for vague “national security” reasons.
The CPAC Foundation Center for Regulatory Freedom was happy to call the FCC out. In our comment, we explained that such a policy is outside the scope of the FCC, unneeded, and harmful to the American consumer.