Net Neutrality Candidates Rejected By Voters
Nearly all analysts and pundits agree that yesterday’s election results were largely about the economy and jobs. Our nation’s economy has faced many challenges and millions of Americans are ready to get back to work while the private sector is looking to Washington for signs of stability.
The election results also showed that a group of members of Congress and candidates who support creating burdensome new Internet regulations were handily rejected at the polls.
95 candidates voiced their support for Net Neutrality in a campaign pledge and all 95 lost to their opponents last night.
The message from voters is that unnecessary regulation is a losing tactic. The country knows that broadband has been a bright spot in an otherwise challenging economy, creating thousands of jobs and billions in private investment.
At a time when the rest of the economy is still struggling to recover, the last thing we need is to cut off essential investments that are not only creating jobs, but that are building the foundation for economic growth for decades to come.
We agree with the message being sent by voters across the country: Now is the time for market certainty, job creation and increased private investment.