TechFreedom Releases Recording and Transcript of “Internet Slowdown” Reporter Briefing

On Wednesday, September 10, supporters of Title II regulation of the Internet engaged in an “Internet slowdown” to convince the public that, unless the FCC applies public utility-style regulation to broadband, the Internet will be slower. They’ve got it exactly backwards:  if anything’s going to slow down the Internet, it’s Title II, the mess of outdated and heavy-handed rules that have been conflated with net neutrality. Draconian as Title II is, it doesn’t even do the one thing that supposedly makes it necessary: allowing the FCC to ban “paid prioritization.”

On a call with reporters and bloggers on Wednesday, TechFreedom President Berin Szoka explained the dangers of regulating the Internet as a public utility and discussed TechFreedom’s “Don’t Break The Net” campaign against Title II.

A link to the recording can be found here, and a transcript of the call can be found here.

Szoka will also be hosting a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) on Sunday at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT).

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