ON-Lion Letter

The Internet is a platform of ceaseless innovation that has transformed our lives in a remarkably short time.  And the United States has led that revolution:  of the 15 largest websites in the world, 10 are American.  But all that is now under threat.  In February, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed extensive regulatory controls on this vibrant digital universe in an effort to mandate "network neutrality."

In his new Encounter Broadside, Against the Obamanet, Brian C. Anderson explains how the FCC's power grab for "neutrality" could be devastating for the most-dynamic sector of the U.S. economy.  Network neutrality is at odds with everything that made today's Internet the market cornucopia that it is, and we must protect it from the encroachments of Washington in order to foster its further growth.

Anderson is editor of City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, as is the Manhattan Institute.

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