FCC turns up the heat on Net Neutrality.

Chairman Pai

Chairman Ajit Pai has released a draft order of the plan to repeal the net neutrality rule established in the Tom Wheeler era. The new rule would allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to provide service at different price levels at their discretion, which entails providing higher speeds for higher prices and limited access to those who don’t pay their way. In announcing the order, Mr. Pai commented, “For almost twenty years, the Internet thrived under the light-touch regulatory approach established by President Clinton and a Republican Congress. This bipartisan framework led the private sector to invest $1.5 billion building communications networks throughout the United States. And it gave us an Internet economy that became the envy of the world. But in 2015, the prior FCC bowed to pressure from President Obama. On a party-line vote it imposed heavy-handed, utility-style regulations upon the Internet. That decision was a mistake. It’s depressed investment in building and expanding broadband networks and deterred innovation.”