GOP Rep: FCC Attempting to Reclassify Internet to Apply 1930s Regulations

Wednesday, fresh off her Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the FCC’s attempt to seize control of the internet by non-elected commissioners passing a 332-page secret plan, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said the FCC is attempting to apply 1930’s era taxes and regulations by reclassifying the internet.

Blackburn said, “It would be a loss of some of our freedoms. The FCC would reclassify the internet to Title 2. Now Title 2 of the Communications Act is the 1930’s era laws that regulate telephones and telecommunications. It would thereby subject the internet, which is an information service, to a host of taxes and regulations and international considerations. This is not the direction we want to go with the internet. Let’s not use 1930’s laws on an information service. Let’s make certain that the FCC delays their net neutrality order, and we keep the Internet open and free.”

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