Five Reasons Why ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’ Works


The FCC on Wednesday (11/22) was set to release its draft Restoring Internet Freedom Order. If the draft order lives up to its advance billing, “it will effectively restore the liberal regulatory framework that allowed our country’s online ecosystem to flourish from 1990 (approximately when the world wide web was launched) until late 2014, when the ‘Obama FCC,’ led by then-chairman Tom Wheeler, decided that utility-style regulation would be better.”

That’s the view of Mark Jamison, a visiting Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communication, and Technology who serves as Director and Gunter Professor of the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida. He’s also served as key influencer at the FCC, which he openly asked just days before the 2016 presidential election if it was still needed.

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