U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation prohibiting the FCC’s proposed “Net Neutrality” regulations.
Under the regulations, the Internet would be less neutral, Blackburn argues, since the FCC would be regulating the Web in a similar fashion to how the federal agency regulates radio and television broadcasts. She also said the proposal is tantamount to a “Fairness Doctrine” for the Internet.
“The internet is the last truly open public marketplace. Its openness is the key to its efficiency and success,” Blackburn said in a news release. “Not all public spaces need to be regulated spaces. Indeed, federal regulation has a long history of making the market less efficient. The FCC has plenty on its plate with the regulation of television and radio; let’s not add to their workload by giving them authority over the Internet.”
Blackburn’s bill is H.R. 3924.