Originally published: August 13, 2010
Last updated: August 13, 2010 - 11:33am
Americans For Tax Reform, National Taxpayers Union, the Center for Individual Liberty and other big government critics making up the Internet Freedom Coalition (IFC) have put the Federal Communications Commission's Title II reclassification alongside health care and financial services reform as a new regulatory regime to take aim at.
"Without cause or provocation, the FCC is on a reckless pursuit to regulate the Internet," IFC said. The groups called the FCC's proposal to reclassify Internet access service under some Title II common carrier regulations as a "potentially disastrous" move. They argue the FCC should not rush in with "radical, unilateral action" where the Congress has so far chosen not to tread. "Those who argue that the Commission must rush to regulate merely because Congressional policymaking will take more time ignore both the proper role of the legislative branch of government and the proper role of deliberation in a free, democratic society. The Commission must consider the fact that the Congress may have refrained from regulating the Internet because they see no compelling reason to do so," IFC wrote in its filing.
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