House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law Hearing on Net Neutrality and the Role of Antitrust
November 1, 2017
Chairman Marino, Vice Chair Farenthold, Ranking Member Cicilline, and Members of the Subcommittee,
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) thanks the Subcommittee for the opportunity to submit this statement regarding the November 1, 2017 hearing on “Net Neutrality and the Role of Antitrust.” CDT appreciates the interest of the Subcommittee in protecting the principles of the open internet, but we have concerns about some of the legal and policy approaches under consideration in this hearing. In this statement, we will address some of the points raised by critics of the 2015 Open Internet Order (OIO) who argue for an alternative that relies exclusively on antitrust law.