Tom Wheeler: Gut Net Neutrality and You Gut Internet Freedom

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Network neutrality is in danger, and former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler isn’t pleased. Republicans’ go-to argument against the order is that it gave the FCC the authority to regulate the internet. Wheeler, who stepped down as FCC chair on Inauguration Day in 2017, calls the idea “ridiculous.” “This is no more the regulation of the internet than the First Amendment is the regulation of free speech,” Wheeler said. “What this [order] does do is to say, ‘These are the ground rules for the people who deliver the internet, to make sure that it remains open,'” Wheeler says.


Tom Wheeler: Gut Net Neutrality and You Gut Internet Freedom