FCC votes to Restore Internet Freedom


Posted on Thursday, December 14th, 2017, 1:57 PM PERMALINK

Today the Federal Communications Commission, under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai voted on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The following can be attributed to Americans for Tax Reform President, Grover Norquist, on the passage of the Order:

 
Despite the death threats, the bomb threats, and the racist rants, Ajit Pai led the fight to end Obama’s bid to turn the Internet into a government regulated utility like an electric power plant. Ajit Pai and the Commission voted to restore independence and freedom to the Internet.
 
An open Internet worked well through the 80s and 90s and 2000s. Title II, the Obama power grab in 2015 was a very real threat to a free Internet has now been pushed into the dustbin of history.
 
It was not the FCC's place to give itself jurisdiction over the internet. That is a decision for Congress.
 
×