One's Observations

A collection of some things I observe along the way.


"This weekend, press reports revealed a stunning development. The Obama administration will announce Monday that the FCC would propose new rules to embrace what it calls "Net neutrality."

According to reports, Obama's new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Julius Genachowski, will use a speech to the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank, to announce the FCC proposals.

On the face of it, Net Neutrality appears to be a popular and fair proposal. According to the Associated Press, Genechowski will "propose new rules that would prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information and certain applications over their networks . . . "

The news service added that once in effect, the FCC rules "would bar Internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corp. or AT&T Inc., from slowing or blocking certain services or content flowing through their vast networks."

But critics contend that the proposals are nothing more than a backdoor way for the FCC to tighten federal control over the Internet by beginning with the regulation of Internet service providers.
The battle lines over Net Neutrality have formed along partisan and ideological lines, with some exceptions."(NewsMax Article)


Anonymous said...

There will be no such thing as "net neutrality" if a politically appointed agency is allowed to determine what defines
"neutrality". The incredible power we conservatives have been given by the internet, after years of being bullied by the knee-jerks who own the airwaves, must be a real shock to the liberals! They'll try to get a handle on it, but the United States is only a small part of the internet. I'm happy knowing that the World Wide Web ain't like a simple VHF TV station, so FCC oversight is really gonna be limited. Just ask China.


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