A Victory for an Unfettered Internet

January 15, 2014

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal published an Op/Ed from guest columnist Robert McDowell at the Hudson Institute. McDowell supports the recent federal appeals court's denial of the Federal Communications Commission's privilege to regulate net neutrality among Internet service providers. McDowell reasons that, while governments may be granted a seat at the table in Internet governance, FCC regulation is both superfluous and incapable of remaining relevant. 

According to McDowell, the Internet's framework of free enterprise has allowed it to penetrate the globe faster than any technology in history. To continue this innovation, McDowell contends, the FCC should "unequivocally restate its commitment to the multi-stakeholder model of resolving network-management challenges"