In January, for the second time in recent years, a federal court told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that its net neutrality enforcement was illegal, sending the agency back to the drawing board. Last week the FCC proposed new rules.
Dozens of major news outlets have been trying to read the tea leaves, with several pro-net neutrality writers warning that if the FCC's rules are inadequate it will be the death of the Internet and free speech. Ignore the hyperbole, writes the Mercatus Center's Brent Skorup. It's nonsense—and here's why.