Obama caves on promise, Internet to be regulated by FCC

Obama caves on promise, Internet to be regulated by FCC. Anthony Watts is now a telecommunications expert! The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is enacting weak “Net Neutrality” regulations for internet access that protect service providers but don’t protect consumers.

The immediate question that comes to Anthony’s mind is this:

With this newfound power, how long before it mutates beyond original scope, and websites that are critical of the government begin to be shut down, or simply IP throttled out of meaningful existence?

I would imaging [sic] that site [sic] like this one would be a target, since we don’t report what the government line on climate change is.

Well of course you’d think that if you’re a self-important conspiracy theorist with a hatred of gubmint.

The FCC Net Neutrality regulations are a heavily flawed political compromise. But what else is new? Presumably Anthony’s outrage dovetails neatly with the Republican position. Hmmm… Let Big Businesses charge whatever they want! Don’t do anything because we can’t predict what the future! We can’t trust governments! Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

One thought on “Obama caves on promise, Internet to be regulated by FCC

  1. “Well of course you’d think that if you’re a self-important conspiracy theorist with a hatred of gubmint.”

    Except when certain someones get elected to a certain congress and the salivating over investigations of enemies (like working scientists) begins.

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