McConnell Condemns FCC’s Move to Put Internet Under Control of Federal Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor condemning the Obama Administration’s ‘Net Neutrality’ rule:

“Later today, the Obama Administration's FCC will take up a proposal, favored by the President, that would strike a blow to the future of innovation in our country: it’s the so-called ‘Net Neutrality’ rule.
“The growth of the Internet and the rapid adoption of mobile technology have been great American success stories. And they were made possible by a light regulatory touch.
“In fact, it's this bipartisan ‘light touch’ consensus that allowed innovators to develop and sell the products people want — and to create the kind of high-quality jobs Americans need — without waiting around for government permission.
“The Obama Administration needs to get beyond its 1930s rotary-telephone mindset and embrace the future.

“That means encouraging innovation, not suffocating it under the weight of an outdated bureaucracy and poorly named regulations like this one.”

Related Issues: Regulations, FCC