Rep. Mike Rogers (MI) published an article online in The Hill today working to "Stop government from regulating the Internet". Rep. Rogers and House Republicans are fighting to keep the Internet the open, economically driven and job creating force it has been since development.
Read an excerpt below:
The development of the Internet has been one of the greatest success stories in recent history – accounting for one-sixth of the U.S. economy – because it has been allowed to grow without taxes and Washington regulations. Access to information has exploded, prices continue to plummet and new innovations continue to evolve exponentially.
It was only a few years ago that talking with people over the telephone while simultaneously seeing their faces on a screen was something that would seem to remain in the distant future. Now we have programs like Skype that allow consumers to do just that.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is attempting to fix a problem that isn’t broken. It has moved to place the Internet under their jurisdictional umbrella despite past commissions, Congress and the courts indicating that the Internet is an information service and therefore not regulated by the FCC.