Skip to comments.FCC Doesn’t Have the Authority to Regulate the Internet
Posted on 04/06/2010 11:41:40 AM PDT by SalAOR
The D.C. Court of Appeals today issued a ruling that stated that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does not have the authority to regulate internet traffic, thus putting a huge roadblock in front of the Net Neutrality movement. One of the centerpieces of the Nutroots agenda, Net Neutrality (like many liberal ideas) is a concept that sounds good and reasonable at first, but in reality is just another excuse to give the government more power. In brief, Net Neutrality is the prinicple that Internet ISPs should not discriminate on the type of traffic that it allows on its site. Again, sounds reasonable. It is proported to allow for the free exchange of ideas and to prevent censorship on the net. However, it would put the power of regulation of the ISPs in the hands of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
In reality, ISPs are not censoring people. Some, such as Comcast, are restricting certain types of traffic because of network considerations. You see, if everyone spent time watching full-length, high-def movies online all day, it would crush Comcasts network (or whatever ISP you happen to be talking about). In reality, it is only a few people who end up trying to do things such as watch full-length high-def movies online all day, so by instituting Net Neutrality, the government would be forcing Comcast and others to either spend billions on infrastructure upgrades to support a relatively small portion of their customer base. The alternative for ISPs is to provide much lower quality of service, leading to angering their customers even more than they already tend to do.
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The leftists want to regulate website content if they could get away with it.
OK, that sounds good.
So, how is the left going to keep trying to do this?
Because you KNOW they will. Why should they stop now?
On to the EPA next.
Exactly! Article 1 Section 8 does not specifically grant Congress the power to regulate communications.
You forgot the "Yet".
Another blow to the leftists.
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