Skip to comments.Govt’s Illegal Net Neutrality Internet Takeover to Begin November 20th – But It Can Be Stopped
Posted on 09/24/2011 12:39:06 PM PDT by shield
The Federal Registers publication of The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)s illegal Net Neutrality regulations happened this week. That is the final step towards their illegal implementation on November 20th.
The Federal Communications Commission on December 21st illegally voted themselves in 3-2 Democrat Party-line fashion Internet Overlords with their unauthorized imposition of the job-killing regulatory nightmare that is Network Neutrality.
The opposition to this unauthorized power grab was nearly universal. The D.C. Circuit Court had already unanimously ruled that the FCC had no authority to do it. The House of Representatives almost immediately passed to overturn the order a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval. Lawsuits to undo the order were readied by (at least) Verizon, Metro PCS and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
This multi-front push to undo this power grab which everyone and their mother saw coming froze the FCC in its tracks. So the Commission slow-walked its illegal orders illegal imposition. And to aid in so doing violated another law engaging in the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) process after voting, rather than before. Now, more than nine months later, the FCC is finally about to give birth to its illegal Net Neutrality power grab.
It is now officially time for the Senate to do as the House did pass the Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval. Thankfully, the serially obstructionist Senate Democrat Majority cant filibuster the CRA; it requires only 51 votes to pass. But the Senate must pass the CRA and President Barack Obama must sign it by November 20th. Else the illegal, job-killing Net Neutrality power grab goes into terrible effect.
The Senate needs to immediately pass the CRA and give President Obama the opportunity to put his pen where his deregulatory mouth has been. Hes talked a good game, lets now see if hell put those words into action and sign the CRA so as to kill this illegal, job-killing Net Neutrality order.
Wait. Let me get this straight. It’s illegal AND job-killing? /s
Yes, and it appears no one cares much about what is about to happen.
I recall a lot of heavy breathing about this at one point last year. Exactly what are the implications and how did it happen? Was there a vote? The hoopla seemed right up there with Cap and Tax (which is apparently being implemented through other means) and Card Check (which is also apparently being implemented through other means). Is this a back door to the Fairness Doctrine through other means? Refresh our fury.
SCREW THEM AND THEIR SO CALLED LAW!
illegal suggest they could be arrested?
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What in the devil is the Net Neutrality Act? What are the main objections to it?
Neutralize all islamic communist opposition to make America the land of the dead Christians and all truths.
So, we have a bunch of UNELECTED asswipes writing law now?
SCREW THEM AND THEIR SO CALLED LAW!
Wait till the judicial branch hears about this! They thought they were the only unelected asswipes who could write laws and levy taxes/s
Yes!!! lets stop this. We need to tell Congress that we WANT the telco’s to throttle our service. We want the telco’s to block competing providers.
Lets all band together and tell Congress we want telco’s to provide us less, and charge us more!!!!
Well if you don’t like internet service you do have the option of going with somebody else.. You don’t need the FCC to run the internet..
So I get to choose from provider who screws me over to a different one which will similarly screw me over. Oligopolies are fun this was, esPecoally ones which take Internet as we know It, and fragment it up into uselessness.
But hey, I can choose which horribly degraded product I want to use.
How is Government control going to help us??
Good question. I’d be 100% happy with restrictions to not allow telcos to fragment the Internet. I don’t want government control, I just don’t want the telcos to break the Internet - which is exactly what would happen without some kind of action.