Small businesses understand that economic progress comes from giving entrepreneurs the freedom to innovate and invest. Businesses today need ever-faster broadband connections to compete, which will only be possible with greater investment in our nation’s network infrastructure.
We’re pleased the FCC is moving ahead to correct the mistake of imposing Title II public utility rules on the internet. We fully support a free an open internet, but Title II is neither the only nor the best path toward enforceable net neutrality rules. Treating dynamic broadband networks like public utilities is a great way to discourage much-needed investment and delay innovation. Title II was designed to regulate Depression-era telephone networks, not the modern internet. Chairman Pai and Commissioner O’Rielly deserve credit for cutting through the partisan noise and putting consumers, entrepreneurs, and innovators first.