Chris Christie on Net Neutrality: ‘The Less We Regulate the Internet, The More It Will Flourish’

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Republican presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie has spoken out against the government’s regulation of the Internet through net neutrality in a video message Breitbart Tech can exclusively share with readers.

When asked, “Do you want more restrictions on the Internet or less restrictions from the federal government?” Christie answered emphatically, “Less.”

“I think this net neutrality stuff is ridiculous,” he continued. “The less we regulate the internet, the more it will flourish, the better it will be.”

“They don’t need the government doing it,” Christie stated in reference to the argument between leaving Internet development to the government or the private sector. “The guys who have developed the Internet and who have exploited its authority and power are doing it the right way.”

Christie joins fellow GOP presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina in speaking out against net neutrality in videos recorded for the nonprofit organization Protect Internet Freedom.

Protect Internet Freedom, which boasts 1.6 million members, told Breitbart Tech: “We believe a unanimous consensus on the importance of protecting real Internet freedom, unfettered by government interference, sends a powerful message that we won’t stand by and allow Washington to turn the vibrant empowering Internet into a neutered government agency.”

Jerri Ann Henry, Public Advocate for PIF, added: “I am so happy that amongst the many issues facing our country, from national security to the economy, candidates are taking the time to address one of our most critical rights, a free and open Internet.

“The FCC’s heavy handed regulations to treat the Internet as a government controlled public utility threaten freedom and liberty and it is imperative we take our internet back from these meddlesome unelected bureaucrats,” she added.

Noah Dulis is the Deputy Managing Editor of Breitbart News and co-editor of Breitbart Tech. Follow him on Twitter @Marshal_Dov.


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