Skip to comments.Does Anybody Still Give a #(^&! About Net Neutrality?
Posted on 05/06/2011 8:19:17 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who would like very much for all branches of government to abandon their efforts to regulate anything, ever, ripped into FCC Chair Julius Genachowski Thursday for allegedly doing President Obama's bidding on net neutrality.
Issa denied that large corporations dominate the Internet access business and accused the FCC of wanting to "regulate everything so it's good for the consumer"--as if that were somehow a bad thing.
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The federal government these days doesn't regulate so that it can be a good and faithful referee of the game.
They regulate so that they can control the moves of both teams on the field, and in the end, it's you and I who get hurt the most.
Stopped right here. Why read the writing of someone so stupid?
Sounds like reporterette Lisa Greim wants to be “regulated.”
Enjoy not being able to access what you want on the internet. You like Netflix? Too bad, pony up an extra $20 a month to make it somewhat usable, if at all. Verizon/AT&T/Comcast will come up with a similar product that is 10 times worse, and you’ll be forced to use their service instead.
I don’t understand why you folks are soooooo eager to get rammed up the corn hole by the telcos. The system we have today is such that NEITHER are in control of the CONTENT of the internet. Why should that have to change? The only ones pushing to screw with the internet based on content is the telcos. If the telcos would have stopped their desire to ruin the internet as we know it, this would not be an issue.
————We have a pretty good system of content neutrality already, try to block something that a customer wants and you’ll get a lawsuit.-—————
I think Genachowski(sp?) made it clear he doesn’t think that lawsuits are enough. I’ll have to take a look around and see where I saw that earlier.
I agree with you. Lawsuits are enough.
It keeps the telcos in check, and keeps government off our backs at the same time.
I don’t trust any of these groups. Government, telcos, and even lawyers. But at least this way all the power is separated. And with that view, I know my liberty is safe.
-—————I dont understand why you folks are soooooo eager to get rammed up the corn hole by the telcos.-—————
Because I don’t want to be ‘rammed up the corn hole’ by the telcos.
I can sue telcos for bad activities.
How can I sue government for overstepping their bounds?
Sure it can be improved but that's already happening. It's called market demand. ISP's are all happy to provide the service if they can get paid for it without the gubmit telling them what to do and how to do it.
That is where you are wrong. It's the ISPs who want to slow down communications between their customers and the content providers. It's the ISPs who are truing to extort content providers so that the content provider's info is not shunted off to the Siberian path to the end user. It's the ISPs who are looking to lock out services like netflix and hulu so they can sell a crappier home grown version.
You are on the right track, saying that the system today works just fine. But it's the ISPs who are eagerly pushing through legislation to allow them to RUIN the internet as we know it, to fleece their customers to unimaginable levels. Yet most folks here fighting for the telcos have no clue that this is the desired outcome of the telcos/ISPs. People are actively fighting for the telco's right to ruin their internet experience. It's mind bogglingly absurd.
Lisa Griem, retard.
If I know anything about the government, it’s waste and criminality. What would happen, is some congress-critter gets a whole bunch of money to force another company in to get a contract, or they stand to make a lot of money if that company gets the contracts.
No one needs to look any father
Yes is IS a BAD thing because government agencies RARELY achieve their beneficial intents with their consumer protection regulations (unless their intent really is as malevolent as the results usually are).
When we have accepted govt control over the internet, how long do you think it will be before the telcom lobbyists get the government to change the law so that they can control speeds? How long before the government figures out how to monkey around with speeds to it's advantage? How long before internet speed and connection is used against conservative sites?
In a free market, there is always an economic alternative to poor business practices. With government control, like everything else, you have to beg some politician or bureaucrat for what you want or need.
“Net Neutrality is not the Fairness Doctrine.”
You can say that, but no one really knows what it is yet. If history’s any guide, it could easily turn into a de facto fairness doctrine. Look what happened to superficially neutral donation disclosure requirements. How long did it take for politicians to use the information for punishment and reward? Early next morning, or did they push it off ‘til after a light lunch?
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