From Illinois News Network:

“The conduct that a lot of people were concerned about then is still illegal now,” said Joe Kane, fellow at the policy group R Street. “At the same time, the very protections that people think were in place under the 2015 rules didn’t actually exist.”

Kane said treating the internet like a utility will stifle innovation similar to the phone system in much of the 20th century.

“If we apply public utility regulation to the internet, then we’re going to end up stifling a lot of that innovation and end up with the same result we see with other public utilities,” he said.


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