Net Neutrality Infringes on Private Property Rights

Property Rights Alliance Executive Director, Kelsey Zahourek released the following statement on the announcement by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to initiate a rulemaking notice concerning the agency’s Internet Policy Statement:
“PRA opposes any plan that could lead to so-called “network neutrality”, viewing the policy as firmly against private property rights. Simply put, “network neutrality” would provide the federal government extensive power to mandate how businesses can provide Internet service to their consumers. Innovation and investment in the Internet has occurred due to an absence of government regulation and interference. Allowing the government to step in to impose mandates on network management would represent a dangerous precedent in terms of Internet regulation and a clear infringement of private property rights by government.” 

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