Skip to comments.A Power Grab Called 'Net Neutrality'
Posted on 10/21/2009 5:43:57 PM PDT by Kaslin
First Amendment: Diversity czar Mark Lloyd's FCC votes Thursday on the issue of net neutrality. Advertised as providing access to all, it will do to the information superhighway what Lloyd proposed for talk radio.
Not much was said when $7.2 billion was included in the stimulus bill "to accelerate broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas and to strategic institutions that are likely to create jobs or provide significant public benefits." The administration has big plans for the Internet like controlling it.
Susan Crawford, the so-called Internet czar, told the Wall Street Journal in April that the broadband billions are a "down payment on future government investments in the Internet." Like in the auto industry?
Speaking to the Brookings Institution on Sept. 21, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski stressed in Orwellian newspeak the need for net neutrality rules: "I am convinced that there are few goals more essential in the communications landscape than preserving and maintaining an open and robust Internet."
In the name of providing access to the downtrodden victims of corporate greed, the FCC proposes to take unto itself the power to regulate how Internet providers manage their networks and serve their customers. The FCC would decide how and what information could flow through the Internet.
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Getting despondent here.
Dont cap your customers at 60gigs per month or throttle/choke their downloads.
That is all we ask.
There is no other word for it.
I guess I demand more: Keep your gd a$$e$ far away from the Internet. It works fine. I know of NO dissatisfied user. We have plenty of choices. We don't need you f***ers to limit us to one.
What worries me the most is that this administration is acting like they will be in power indefinately. Previous administrations would never go to these lengths because when they no longer are in power the other side gets to have this power. This Administrations doesn’t seem to be concerned. That is what worries me the most.
Translation: "Underserved" = The Moocher Class.
This is just more stealth reparations/wealth redistribution.
I wouldn't be surprised if "accelerate broadband deployment" also includes free computers for the moochers and freeloaders.
After all, how can the "underserved" among us use the expanded broadband availability if they don't have new computers to surf the net?
Yep, free computers to the parasites. We, the taxpayers,
already provide FREE cell phones WITH 80 minutes per month
to the parasite class.
I truly believe that is the intent.
"No, surely, No! they meant to drive us into what they termed rebellion, that they might be furnished with a pretext to disarm and then strip us of the rights and privileges of Englishmen and Citizens."
-- George Washington, March 1, 1778 letter to Bryan Fairfax, Valley forge.
Rogue, renegade government out of control.
What aspect of our lives do they not want to control?
The time is way past due for us to take back our country from these Marxists.
Yeah WTH is with the free cell phones? When did cell phones become a necessity?
Did I miss something?
Of course up here in Mass they're being advertised on TV. Cable channels. So if you've got enough dough to buy cable go buy your own phone!
Net neutrality is the early internet version of The Fairness Doctrine.
“So count me in on the pro-neutrality side. I like that a site like this gets treated the same as MSNBC.com rather than crowded out by it. “
Agreed. Its like with the mail. I’m glad that postage costs the same for The Nation as they do for the Limbaugh Letter. Take away net neutrality and you’ll see powerful interests gaining a lot of new ways to suppress speech they dislike or to stamp out the competition. For instance a cable internet provider slowing down access to streaming netflix or a phone based provider slowing down skype. Or a company associated with liberal interests crippling FR for their users.
When I say “dont cap us at 60gigs” I’m not talking Obama, but the mega-corporations that want to charge more for high bandwidth sites like YouTube. When I pay 15 bucks a month for premium newsgroup access from Giganews, or whereever..the corporations need to SHUT THE HELL UP and stop throttling my connection.
Now, at the other end of this debate is Obama. What Obama wants to do is have everyone authenticate their identities on the internet (you can guess how this will be accomplished) since millions will just go off the grid and become self-employed..underground. They will stop paying taxes to His Royal Assnessness when his healthcare scam kicks in, and they will homeschool their children for 9 months a year instead of being indoctrinated in the public schools for 12 months out of the year.
It is all much, much bigger than simple “net neutrality”. The Devil is in the details.
BTTT! Glenn Beck has been covering this during this week!
“The irony here is that it has been the Internet, talk radio and cable news that have provided access to unheard and suppressed voices. News and commentary no longer have to get past the gatekeepers at CBS, ABC, NBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times. And judging from ratings and circulation, they do not deserve to be called mainstream anymore. It is they who are the fringe media.
Bloggers and talk show callers now have a voice. Conservatives have competed in the marketplace of ideas and won. It’s not their fault no one wanted to listen to Air America or that Web sites such as FreeRepublic.com and HotAir.com constantly pull back the curtain on the wizards of this administration.
Net neutrality is not designed to liberate, but to suppress. It’s the Fairness Doctrine of the Internet that, like diversity in talk radio and the war on Fox News, is designed to marginalize and silence those who disagree with those in power.”
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