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A New Online Campaign Is Launched to Oppose 'Net Neutrality' Rules

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(OPEN):
THE CENTER FOR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM UNVEILED A NATIONAL, ONLINE CAMPAIGN, THIS PAST WEEK [THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15TH], TO OPPOSE EFFORTS SUPPORTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO REGULATE THE INTERNET, THROUGH "NET NEUTRALITY" RULES.  C-F-I-F'S CORPORATE COUNSEL AND SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, RENEE GIACHINO, HAS MORE...

(GIACHINO):
"PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS A TRACK-RECORD OF TACKING HARMFUL NEW REGULATIONS ON INDUSTRIES THAT WOULD BE BETTER SERVED BY FREE-MARKET SOLUTIONS:  HE STARTED WITH 'CAP AND TRADE', [THEN] MOVED TO HEALTH-CARE; AND NOW, THE ADMINISTRATION IS THREATENING INTERNET[-SERVICE] PROVIDERS, WITH SO-CALLED 'NET NEUTRALITY' REGULATIONS.  'NET NEUTRALITY'--OR 'NET REGULATION'--IS A SOLUTION IN SEARCH OF A PROBLEM.  WHY PUT GOVERNMENT-BUREAUCRATS IN CHARGE OF ONE OF THE FEW BRIGHT SPOTS OF OUR STRUGGLING ECONOMY: AN INTERNET-SECTOR THAT CONTINUES TO INNOVATE AND THRIVE?
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(BRIDGE):
THE ISSUE OF "NET NEUTRALITY" HAS GAINED ATTENTION, AS PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE F-C-C HAVE BEGUN A RULE-MAKING PROCESS TO IMPLEMENT NEW REGULATIONS ON INTERNET-SERVICE PROVIDERS...

(GIACHINO):
"ECONOMISTS WHO HAVE STUDIED THIS ISSUE HAVE HIGHLIGHTED THE DETRIMENTAL IMPACT THAT 'NET NEUTRALITY' REGULATIONS WOULD HAVE ON JOB-GROWTH, PRIVATE INVESTMENT, AND ONLINE INNOVATION.  WE ARE LAUNCHING THE 'STOP NET REGULATION' CAMPAIGN TO ENGAGE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN WHAT IS A GROWING MOVEMENT TO STOP THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S GOVERNMENT-TAKEOVER OF THE INTERNET.  WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO GET INVOLVED--BY SIGNING OUR ONLINE PETITION, AND CONTACTING THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS, IN OPPOSITION TO 'NET NEUTRALITY'.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN, VISIT "STOP-NET-REGULATION"-DOT-ORG.



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