How Title II Harms Consumers and Innovators


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American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

The Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order follows years of advocacy to implement network neutrality rules, which appears to contravene Congress’ intention that the internet be free of regulation and the people’s will for a free market for broadband. The application of the Title II regulatory framework to the internet has harmed consumers and innovators. While proponents claim they want competition in the broadband market, the objective of Title II is to create a system of government-owned broadband networks under FCC control and to significantly reduce, if not eliminate, private-sector provision.

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