Three years on from the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), it is apparent that the apocalyptic claims have not materialized. RIFO has resulted in a considerable tangible benefit for consumers. Not only has broadband access increased for consumers, particularly for low income and rural consumers, so too has internet speed and capital investments in broadband. Recognition of the substantial benefits consumers have experienced as a result of RIFO should encourage the FCC to continue its agenda of deregulation that drives accessibility, social mobility, and investments.
Read this op-ed at the Townhall.