Except for when she doesn't.
Our congresswoman is not happy with the FCC's decision to reclassify broadband providers as telecommunication services under the Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Here's what she posted on the Facebook page:
A vibrant, open, Internet economy creates good-paying jobs and more opportunity for all Americans, which is why I’m concerned by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s decision to regulate the Internet with the same rules used to govern landline telephones. This decision exemplifies why top-down, one-size-fits-all regulations from Washington, DC block the investment and innovation needed to support and grow this critical American resource. Even more troubling is the Chairman’s refusal to testify in front of Congress about his plan, and the questions about the undue influence exerted by the White House on the FCC – an independent agency. The House will continue to fight a government takeover of the Internet to promote a healthy innovation economy.
Our congresswoman either doesn't understand or doesn't care to understand what this really means. It's not a government takeover of the Internet. It requires service providers to be a neutral gateway, which means they are not controlled by corporations or governments.
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