[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 127 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
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REPEAL INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS' CLASSIFICATION
(Mr. BIGGS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. BIGGS. Mr. Speaker, during my “Freedom Fridays” series, each
week I highlight burdensome regulations that limit American freedom.
This week, my focus is on the Obama administration's net neutrality
The internet is one of the greatest innovations ever. This has
largely been possible because of the Federal Government's regulatory
absence from the industry. Yet the Obama administration, in one of many
cases of overregulation, took a radical step to inappropriately insert
In 2015, the FCC adopted a rule to reclassify internet service
providers as “common carriers” under title II of the Communications
Act of 1934. This reclassification caused undue burdens for American
ISPs and consumers.
The Trump administration has been supportive of rolling back the
Obama-era regulation. Now Congress needs to limit the authority of
Federal bureaucrats and preserve a free and open internet. We should
repeal the 2015 rule and prevent the FCC from issuing a similar rule.
Mr. Speaker, I strongly urge my colleagues to join me in restoring