Isn’t it odd that an FCC commissioner lauds the internet in the United States as “the envy of the world,” while at the same time demanding to control it with federal regulations? Does anyone find that odd?
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER JESSICA ROSENWORCEL
Re:Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, GN Docket No. 14-28.
Our Internet economy is the envy of the world. We invented it. The applications economy began here—on our shores. The broadband below us and the airwaves all around us deliver its collective might to our homes and businesses in communities across the country. What produced this dynamic engine of entrepreneurship and experimentation is a foundation of openness. Sustaining what has made us innovative, fierce, and creative should not be a choice—it should be an obligation.
We also have a duty—a duty to protect what has made the Internet the most dynamic platform for free speech ever invented. It is our printing press. It is our town square. It is our individual soapbox—and our shared platform for opportunity. That is why open Internet policies matter.
That is why I support network neutrality.
The internet will no longer be open and “free” when these government thugs takeover.