Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush today pledged to “repeal or reform the most onerous Obama rules and regulations,” and net neutrality would be one of the first things on his chopping block.
“The Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rule classifies all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as ‘public utilities,’ subjecting them to antiquated ‘common carrier’ regulation,” Bush’s team wrote in a post titled “The Regulatory Crisis in Washington.”
Bush wants to make sure that Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T are allowed to charge online content providers for access to their networks and Internet subscribers. “Rather than enhancing consumer welfare, these rules prohibit one group of companies (ISPs) from charging another group of companies (content companies) the full cost for using their services,” Bush’s proposal wrote.
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