Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr signaled this week he thought reports of the impending death of the internet were highly overrated.
In an interview for C-SPAN‘s Communicators series, Carr said that on June 11, when the FCC’s network neutrality regulation rollback takes effect, consumers “are not going to see the end of the internet” and “in fact, are going back to the same regime we had in 2015 and for 20 years before that.”
He said it was a return to a “tried and true” framework. Asked if the FCC “washes its hands” of net neutrality and deeds it to the FTC, Carr said no, pointing to the transparency rule, which requires broadband providers tell the FCC how they are managing the network, then the FTC can identify any consumer harm.
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