By Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) February 16, 2015
Last month, House and Senate Republicans put forward draft legislation to protect a free and open Internet. The legislation would accomplish the goals all sides share to enact strong consumer protections in a way that leaves job creators the incentive to continue innovating and investing in state-of-the-art broadband networks.
Last summer, the residents of Toledo, Ohio, experienced a major water emergency due to an increased presence of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. This unwelcome situation left 500,000 people, including families, hospitals, and businesses, unable to drink tap water.
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OPINION: Bruce Mehlman and Larry Irving in USA TODAY: Wheeler move latest blow to bipartisan InternetFebruary 9, 2015 | ICYMI
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler last week outlined his plans to get rid of the government’s light-touch regulatory approach to the Internet that has allowed for unprecedented growth and innovation. Following President Obama’s lead, Chairman Wheeler has decided to forgo a bipartisan solution in Congress that would offer the consumer protections agreed to by all, and instead use Roosevelt-era rules to take charge of the thriving Internet.