|FCC after Dark - from College Humor|
That would be great if time and technology stood still. But that's the point of the statement from the FCC. Sound good, mean nothing. Throw out a platitude while handing the power, wealth making potential, and speed to their corporate friends.
|These Assholes - By College Humor|
Well, that is garbage. The Internet is supposed to be a marketplace of ideas, amusement, and disappointment.
Among those trying to advocate for no neutrality think that not all sites deserve to be treated equal. Money should buy access. The Internet should operate like many other areas of business where the barriers to entry should be high. For many of them, Net Neutrality is a regulation. And that means taxes. And, "The government will control the Internet!!!".
The attitude is that they fear/hate the government, but tolerate/respect the old boy network of corporate elite making decision on this.
I don't, obviously, trust the people at the FCC. We need a better quality of regulator there. But if I have to choose between the power being in the FCC's and the Telecomms grasp, I pick the FCC. Whipping the FCC into shape is easier. And, once industry has it's way with the Internet, we'll have to wait a decade or more to right things.
We rely on regulation by government for a good reason. Industry rarely does a fair to decent job of watching over itself.
At least until midnight tonight you still have the podium. Go here to enter an official electronic comment on what the FCC is planning with Open Internet. Here's the list of possible topics of the FCC you can comment on, with Open Internet at the top.
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