It’s Net Neutrality Groundhog Day – again!

The incessant efforts to impose public utility regulation on broadband internet providers under the guise of “net neutrality” are as regular as Groundhog Day and just as predictable. The difference is that Punxsutawney Phil — playing his assigned role — is cuddly and cute, while the unremitting efforts to impose utility regulation on broadband providers are damaging and destructive.

Nevertheless, here comes the Net Neutrality Groundhog again!

With the Federal Communications Commission deadlocked 2-2, it cannot reinstitute the common carrier regime for internet service providers, or ISPs, jettisoned by the agency in January 2018. But on July 28, Sens. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the “Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act” in both the Senate and House. The bill would classify ISPs as common carriers and reinstate inflexible nondiscrimination prohibitions, which, as the Washington Post’s Cristiano
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