Senator David Perdue: The Internet Should Not Be Over Regulated By Unelected Federal Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released a statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Internet regulations. The Internet is now reclassified from an information service to a telecommunications service. The FCC will now be able to exert more authority over Internet access. The regulations also include wirelessaccess.

“The Internet should not be over regulated by unelected federal bureaucrats,” said Senator Perdue. “We deserve a more open Internet - not one that’s controlled and mandated by Washington. In fact, any policy coming out of Washington should promote our free enterprise system, innovation, and more competition. The FCC’s latest Internet regulation plan falls short of these marks.

“The FCC also left lawmakers in the dark throughout this entire process. The FCC’s lack of transparency is another example of why Georgians are furious with Washington. I call upon the FCC and all federal agencies to work in a transparent manner, to operate within Constitutional limits, and to enact policies that actually help the American people.”