FCC will attempt to regulate and tax Internet like telephone

Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued a statement to Historic City News today in response to the Federal Communications Commission vote today to approve new rules pertaining to net neutrality.

Regulating the internet as a public utility will trigger a 16.1% tax on broadband usage.

“Today the purportedly independent Federal Communications Commission did President Obama’s bidding,” DeSantis told local reporters. “They muscled through a massive power grab that will subject the internet to government regulation.”

DeSantis said that it is no wonder that the 322-page regulatory morass was kept secret from the public until the members of the FCC cast their votes.

“The actions of these unelected bureaucrats will harm future innovation and will reduce competition in the marketplace,” DeSantis responded.

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