NET NEUTRALITY; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 34
(House of Representatives - February 27, 2015)

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                             NET NEUTRALITY

  (Mr. McCLINTOCK asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Obama majority on the FCC 
seized unprecedented control over the Internet under the guise of ``net 
neutrality.''
  Net neutrality is the notion that the latest cat video is of equal 
importance to a teleconference consultation for a heart patient. To 
impose this leftist ideology on the Internet, the FCC has just placed 
it under the same stifling regulatory structure as the phone company or 
broadcast stations.
  This gives them potential control over content and it destroys the 
price-driven incentives for innovation, expansion, speed, economy, and 
service that Americans have long enjoyed. It means higher costs as 
government piles on new fees. It means slowed expansion as the natural 
incentives to invest are stifled. Europe operates under this sort of 
regulatory scheme, and its Internet service is conspicuously inferior, 
slower, and ponderous.
  The reason the Internet has grown and thrived is because government 
has kept its fat, corrupt, incompetent hands off of it. That era ended 
yesterday, and that is a shame.

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