Tuesday, April 28, 2015


With just 45 days before the FCC order reducing the Internet to a public utility takes effect, we actually have some good news today!
The inventors of the Internet are headed to court to try to stop the FCC from regulating it.1
No, Donahue, it isn’t Al Gore – sorry to disappoint you.  This group is made up of pioneers who were actually responsible for shaping the Internet we use today.  And they know that FCC regulation will destroy everything that makes the Internet great.
As they put it: “a regulated company cannot serve two masters – regulator and customer – the regulatory requirements to which a regulated company is subject always trump customer needs.”2
They officially filed their petition for a stay with the FCC yesterday and plan to take it to court in two weeks. But it’s simply impossible to predict what the courts will do, and the future of the Internet is too important to be decided by judges.
Send a letter to Congress and let them know you strongly oppose the FCC order to regulate the Internet by clicking here.
Donahue, I am counting on you to stand with the pioneers of the Internet against Obama, Tom Wheeler, and the FCC.
On June 12 – just 45 days from today – Obama’s plan will come into effect.
Unless Congress acts or the court grants a stay, we could have just 45 more days of the Internet these pioneers created.  The Internet that has been such a remarkable free-market success story.
Donahue, as I said, your support is crucial to make this happen. Democrats are finally coming to the negotiating table. We must keep the pressure on.
It’s as simple as clicking here to make your voice heard in Congress.
If you don’t act now, we might be witnessing the beginning of the end of Internet freedom.
Phil Kerpen
President, American Commitment
1. Kathryn Bachman, "Internet pioneers to file lawsuit against FCC net neutrality order," Katy on the Hill, April 16, 2015.
2. Voice Exchange Communication Committee, “Declaration of Daniel Berninger,” FCC filing, April 27, 2015.
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