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Is The FCC’s Digital Equity Plan Another Biden Power Grab?

EDITOR'S NOTES

You’re witnessing a harrowing shift in digital policy – a move cloaked in the guise of fairness but reeking of control and deceit. The FCC’s new ‘Digital Discrimination’ order, pushed forward despite a glaring lack of evidence for its necessity, is not just a policy change; it’s a dangerous foray into a world where broadband becomes a tool for enforcing race-based pricing and government-mandated affirmative action. This isn’t about bridging digital divides; it’s about overreaching governmental control, veiled in equity, poised to ensnare the Internet in a web of Orwellian regulation.

Democrats plowing ahead with government-mandated affirmative action and race-based pricing for broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to finalize its “Digital Discrimination” order:

“Despite admitting there’s ‘little to no evidence’ of discrimination by telecommunications companies, Democrats are hoping to convince the American people that broadband Internet is so racist they need to plow ahead with government-mandated affirmative action and race-based pricing. The only beneficiaries of this Orwellian ‘equity’ plan are overzealous government regulators who want to control the Internet.”

On Monday, Sen. Cruz led 27 of his colleagues in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rescind its draft order, which would give the federal government control over nearly every aspect of the Internet while opening broadband providers to expansive, indeterminate, and crippling liability under a “disparate impact” standard. Read the full letter HERE

 

Originally published by: U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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