Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Not Good: FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has  unveiled a proposal that would subject mobile and fixed broadband providers to utility-like regulations on how they treat traffic over their networks.

The proposed rules would change broadband Internet access from a lightly regulated information service to a more strictly overseen telecommunications service.

”Using this authority, I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC,”  Wheeler wrote in a Wired op-ed.

Consider this a kill innovation, put the cronies in power, proposal. As Uber battles to destroy taxi monoploies, protected by government crony regulation. the FCC seeks to go in the other direction and cause greater regulation in the internet sector.

The fiver FCC commissioners will vote on this proposal, to give themselves incredible new power, at their Feb. 26 meeting. Imagine how that vote will go..

 -RW 

4 comments:

  1. I'm guessing that all of the internet replacement projects are going to ramp up. Sites like Meshnet. I'm looking forward to that!

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  2. Got to disagree with you on this for one very important reason Robert, and its the severity of our Neo-Fuedalistic Oligarchy.

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  3. I'm always grateful that fat, sweaty, sociopathic politicians and bureaucrats, who know what's best for us... the masses.

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  4. Of all our "laws", how many are actually debated and passed by our supposed representatives in Congress?
    "Representative Democracy" my ass!!!

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