Thursday, February 26, 2015
This proposal has been described by one opponent as "a secret plan to regulate the Internet." Nonsense. This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech. They both stand for the same concepts: openness, expression, and an absence of gate keepers telling people what they can do, where they can go, and what they can think.
-- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, announcing Net Neutrality rules for the Internet, 26 February 2015