Regarding the Feb. 20 Economy & Business article “FCC to propose new open-Internet rules”:

As a conduit of commerce, the Internet would appear to fully meet the common-law definition of a common carrier. Classifying it as such would enable those providing Internet services to be held to the long-standing and settled “public interest” precepts governing such commerce. Such precepts have fostered the growth of the U.S. economy by enabling the widest possible participation therein.

Theodore Zook, Arlington