Markey Net Neutrality Bill is "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"

Share Article

Scott Cleland, chairman of NetCompeition.org, releases statement regarding Representative Ed Markey's proposed net neutrality legislation.

The Internet is the greatest deregulation success of all time. In contrast, net neutrality regulation proponents seek to enthrone government's unproven technological judgment above and before the proven innovation judgment and success of the free market.

Scott Cleland, chairman of NetCompetition.org, today released the following statement regarding Representative Ed Markey's proposed net neutrality bill:

"Chairman Markey's new net neutrality bill is really a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' because it seeks regulation of the Internet under the guise of 'Internet freedom.'

"Today's Internet is a direct result of bipartisan congressional policy 'to preserve the vibrant and competitive free market that presently exists for the Internet…unfettered by Federal or State regulation…' This free market policy unleashed an unprecedented wave of American innovation. Congress knows that the free market, not government red tape, is the real secret sauce behind American innovation leadership in the world.

"The Internet is the greatest deregulation success of all time. In contrast, net neutrality regulation proponents seek to enthrone government's unproven technological judgment above and before the proven innovation judgment and success of the free market."

NETCompetition.org is an e-forum that debates the merits of net neutrality. It is funded by broadband telecom, cable and wireless companies that believe in free and open Internet competition, not Net regulation.

See http://www.netcompetition.org.

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Scott Cleland
Visit website