Skip to comments.Net Neutrality Rules Clear Final Barrier, Head for Implementation
Posted on 09/16/2011 7:57:12 AM PDT by 92nina
...In fact, Section 706 calls for the expansion of broadband via deregulation, not further regulations. The Court of Appeals for D.C. even ruled that Net Neutrality cannot be justified under this particular section of the Telecommunications Act.
As has been seen in The Netherlands, Net Neutrality is extremely detrimental to the telecommunications industry. The largest Dutch wireless company, KPN, has been forced to increase their prices by a significant percentage in order to recoup their financial losses as a result of the new, onerous regulations. In the current economic status, furthering the financial and regulatory burden on companies, and, consequently, consumers is absolutely unjustifiable.
The House of Representatives has already taken steps to repeal Net Neutrality in its entirety. H.R. 2434, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2012, moves to both decrease the budget of the FCC and scrap the Net Neutrality rules. Another effort, H.J. Res. 37, was passed by the House in a 240-179 vote, and acts as a joint resolution of disapproval for the Net Neutrality rules. Under the Congressional Review Act, should the measure pass the Senate and be signed by the President, this resolution would nullify the rules. These pieces of legislation clearly did not sit well with the Obama Administration, forcing the President to say that he would veto any attempts to repeal the regulations.
Net Neutrality greatly restricts investment and job creation, and infringes upon an industry that has grown because of the fact that it is relatively unregulated. The Internet has grown because the free market governs best, not federal regulators. In order to keep the telecommunications market both thriving and affordable, it is important that these rules are challenged and repealed immediately.
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Defund the FCC. Replace them with a private organization that licenses radio and TV stations.
Unfortunately it’s more than just radio and television. It’s the entire electromagnetic spectrum, which is why there is a current issue surrounding possible GPS interference from a new source. It should be a simple frequency/range tradeoff with bandwidth/transmission licenses geographically to the highest bidder for a certain period of time. End of that time or if it is not utilized at all within a timeframe from the winning bid then the bandwidth is rebid. Allows for prevention of interference for safety and a positive consumer experience, but also ensures best return to the taxpayer on an ongoing basis. Spread the spectrums out over a 10 year period for bidding and run the operation with 25 personnel. No need to any other government involvement.
This is the crux of the problem right here. How did we get to a point where federal bureaucracies have more power and “law” making ability than our elected congress. Think about these words “attempts to repeal the REGULATIONS” !
Regulations that have the effect of law are unconstitutional. Congress makes the laws not the EPA, FCC or any other government soup.
No one is saying what MUST be done and that is these bureaucracies must be DEFUNDED and SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY. We simply can't allow these unelected, unaccountable, governement employees to make our laws.
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