Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Opposes Internet Regulation
Does the internet need to be regulated? Some in Congress say yes. But Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says no.
In an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hutchison and Senator Mitch McConnell write that the internet flourished after a non-interference policy was adopted in 1998. But the senators say that internet providers will be subject to the FCC’s new “net neutrality “ rules unless the senate acts on legislation to be considered this week.
Hutchison and McConnell say that under the rules, broadband companies would lose control over the traffic and technology flowing through their infrastructure. The senators call the rules an “FCC power grab” that is unprecedented and unlawful.