Skip to comments.Bill Would Stymie FCC's Net Neutrality Plans ( Cliff Stearns is on our side! )
Posted on 05/12/2010 3:59:55 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Florida's Cliff Stearns introduced a bill that would force the Internet service sector to prove there was a market failure before the FCC could enact any form of regulation.
Net neutrality opponents were surely happy to see that Cliff Stearns (RFla.) isn't willing to cede anything to the Federal Communications Commission when it comes to Internet regulation.
On Tuesday, the ranking Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee's Internet subcommittee threw down the gauntlet to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski by introducing a bill that would require the regulatory agency to conduct a thorough analysis of the broadband market and report specific instances of market failure in the ISP market to Congress before it could enact any form of regulation on the industry.
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Until then it's:
As a side note, this is bigger than preventing the government from silencing us.
Congress does indeed have the power to put the brakes on a lot of what these agencies want to do.(FCC, EPA, and etc) All they have to do is stand up and flex their muscles, constitutionally.
It doesn’t really matter which three letter agency you choose, it seems that every one of them is a threat to us.
Look for the net to become more underground.
I have hopes to the contrary.
November is steaming down the tracks at a very fast rate. It’s practically already mid-May!
And these people’s efforts to silence us keep hitting hurdles and road blocks.
Maybe, just maybe, this one can be squeaked out.
Also, depending on how large of a conservative majority makes it’s way into congress, they can always (put forth their best efforts to)squash the FCC and keep our internet un-infringed.
The bureaucracies like the FCC form a fourth branch of government and are unconstitutional. FDR started it.
the one thing we have going for us (and it ain’t much) is that Congress critters are insanely jealous of the Executive Branch stepping on their turf. (even some of the far-lefties have thrown tizzy fits about Obama’s Czars taking on tasks which they felt were really the purview of Congress)