Thursday, June 17, 2010

FCC to reconsider broadband regulations

What this really is about is the seizure of more power by the Obama Regime which they plan to use to limit free speech.  This should be opposed by all who value the 1st Amendment.  They are trying to say that without the FCC controlling the internet consumers will get a bad deal but the facts don't square with that.  We have the most internet freedom of any developed nation and we get it cheaper.  Internet connection fees in most countries are much higher than in the U.S.

What they will do is use FCC power to force rate increases with which they will be able to stop citizens from uploading information to the internet.  They will also charge for downloading information.  This will naturally kill the blogosphere.  But those favored organizations (NYT, WaPo, etc.) will be exempted because they will be classified as "news organizations."  So unless you've got the money to become your own "news organization," or are wealthy enough to afford the higher upload fees, you won't be able to do more than send emails and read what is approved by the FCC.

And it's being packaged, of course, as being a "protection" for the consumer.  In reality it will only protect those now in political power:  The Obama Regime.

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