Thursday, December 02, 2010

It Continues (Fed Gov to Regulate Internet)

Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman and Domestic Enemy
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I reported here that the Fed Govs attempt to seize control of the internet had begun. It now appears that a much bolder step was in the works the whole time. The Washington Times is reporting that the FCC is working on a secret proposal to regulate the internet under the Orwellian claim that it will make it more free!

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The FCC regulates broadcast television and radio because the government granted each station exclusive access to a slice of the airwaves. Likewise when Ma Bell accepted a monopoly deal from Uncle Sam, it came with regulatory strings attached."

"No such rationale applies online... In order for the FCC to do this, it needs for Congress to give it explicit statutory authority to do so."

Pretty much sums it up. But then, I assume the rule of law exists in Amerika.

6:13 PM, December 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fear you assume too much friend.

6:07 AM, December 03, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you spell America with a 'K' instead of 'C'?

7:04 AM, December 03, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's so secret how did you find out about it?

8:01 AM, December 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the link....

"Ordinarily, it would be appropriate at this point to supply an example from the proposed regulations illustrating the problem. Mr. Genachowski's draft document has over 550 footnotes and is stamped "non-public, for internal use only" to ensure nobody outside the agency sees it until the rules are approved in a scheduled Dec. 21 vote. So much for "openness."

8:14 AM, December 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you all want an internet that is packaged and priced like your cable?

That's EXACTLY what's going to happen! Do you people even READ up on subjects before your partisan eyes glaze over?

The BIG companies Comcast, Verizon, Cox, who I guess you like better than BIG banks from the looks of things around here, want to throttle your speed based upon fees YOU pay rather than one price for everything.

Today you pay $XX per month for what ever speed you select and you get that speed no matter where you go or what you do.

Nope...the big communications companies have a better idea! You pay for access to sites at different speeds. Like your cable bill you would have to get the "High Speed News Package" for $5, but you also like Politics so you get the "Politics/Current Events" site high-speed access for another $5 and so on.

NET NEUTRALITY is just that! The provider can not segment or throttle traffic based upon the site or content.

Seriously guys, you want some liberal media company throttling down access to conservative web sites unless you pay another $10 per month for the "Tea Party Package"?

Wake up and take your partisan glasses off!

5:06 PM, December 05, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

The cable services are local monopolies. If there was a market for continued "one speed" access then we will continue to get it.

The opposite may happen, the liberal sites might get reduced access, but if it happens now it will happen because of the market- just like in talk radio. When the government starts talking about "neutrality" you better watch your civil liberties.

There is nothing less neutral than government interventionism. Free markets, where people make their own decisions, are true neutrality, even if our government does not approve of the outcome of our free choices!

7:37 PM, December 05, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take the "problem" over government intrusion, thank you. It may take the private sector a while to solve, but at least it's nearly guaranteed to be solved, whereas government intervention almost never works and usually exacerbates things via unintended consequences.

9:57 PM, December 05, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The cable services are local monopolies. If there was a market for continued "one speed" access then we will continue to get it."

AND JUST WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR HIGH SPEED INTERNET FROM!?!?!

Don't talk to me about SLOOOOOW DSL from AT&T either, IF you can even get it, no most people get their internet from their local cable company and THEY WANT to package it like they do TV.

They don't hide this! They claim they need to do it to "expand" their networks. This while the average US consumer has some of the slowest internet access speeds and the highest costs of any industrialized nation.

8:01 AM, December 11, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

1) right now the phone companies are beating the stuffing out of COX on internet deals. COX is losing customers and the phone company is gaining them.

2) While the cable company may be a monopoly on cable service, its NOT one with internet service. If they slow down speed at the sites we want to visit, they will lose customers to those who won't. You say DSL is slow, but if the cable folks slow down access to everything but the big corporate sites, then they will also be slow.

Their is just no rational case for government interventionism on the internet. It's changed the world unregulated.

7:08 PM, December 12, 2010  

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