HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > Latta Introduces Bill to Prevent Title II Regulation of Internet

Latta Introduces Bill to Prevent Title II Regulation of Internet

In response to the “net neutrality” battle set off by the FCC’s controversial new “Open Internet” proceeding, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) this week introduced legislation that would prevent a reclassification of the Internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, the section of law that allows the FCC to regulate “common carriers.” 

“In light of the FCC initiating yet another attempt to regulate the Internet, upending long-standing precedent and imposing monopoly-era telephone rules and obligations on the 21st Century broadband marketplace, Congress must take action to put an end to this misguided regulatory proposal,” said Rep. Latta in a release.

While the FCC has not formally proposed reclassifying the Internet, it has invited comments on the subject and FCC Chairman Wheeler has left open the door to doing so if needed for “net neutrality” to succeed.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: May 30, 2014

Latest News

Dennis Rainey Highlights 7 Nonnegotiables for Christians

FamilyLife President Dennis Rainey offered “seven nonnegotiables” for Christians on the spiritual battlefield during the Media Excellence Dinner on February 25 at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention.

New FRC/NRB Survey Finds Support for Traditional Marriage

Contrary to the narrative that most Americans have accepted the “inevitability” of same-sex marriage, a new survey released February 24 finds broad support for traditional marriage and protection of those who hold such views.

America on Verge of Collapse, Says Robert Jeffress at NRB15

America will soon collapse from “explosive” decisions made over the last 50 years that have undermined the nation, Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress told Christian media and ministry professionals at the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention.

Dr. Billy Kim: Christians Must Be Faithful in Prayer and Proclaiming Christ

Dr. Billy Kim, who has been called the Billy Graham of Asia, reminded Christian media and ministry professionals at the National Religious Broadcasters’ annual convention that they are co-laborers for Christ.

Steve Forbes Tells Christian Media Leaders Free Market System is Moral

The free market system is moral because those who operate businesses within it “succeed by meeting the needs of other people,” Steve Forbes told attendees February 24 at the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention.

Roma Downey, Mark Burnett Preview ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ at NRB15

If Roma Downey and Mark Burnett were strangers to any members of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) in 2012, their 10-part production of The Bible, which aired on the History Channel in 2013, appears to have earned them a strong following among the broadcasters today.

Priscilla Shirer Delivers Opening Address at NRB15:Proclaim

Popular women’s Bible conference speaker and author Priscilla Shirer told hundreds of Christian media and ministry professionals on Monday to never feel that God has abandoned them.

Governor Scott Walker Speaks at Opening of NRB15; Requests Prayer

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told attendees at the opening session of the National Religious Broadcasters’ 2015 International Christian Media Convention on February 23 that his faith guides him in his political and private life.

Get Breaking News from #NRB15

Would you like to be updated on what's going on during the NRB15 Convention? NRB will be publishing last-minute changes, breaking news, and important announcements during NRB15 on Twitter and Facebook. We'll also be sharing what others at the convention are saying.

Mariam Ibraheem to Speak, Receive NRB President’s Award at NRB15

Mariam Ibraheem, whose incarceration in Sudan was widely publicized last year, will be a special guest at the Hope For The Heart Women’s Breakfast that will take place Wednesday, February 25, during the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

More News