by Robert Richardson
In a joint column written for Politico, Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai and Federal Election Commission member Lee Goodman, who have full knowledge of what’s in the 332-page plan wrote:
“These Internet regulations will deter broadband deployment, depress network investment and slow broadband speeds.” … “The purpose is control for control’s sake. Digital dysfunction must be conjured into being to justify a public-sector power grab. Aside from being a bad deal for everyone who relies on the Internet, this Beltway-centric plan also distracts the FCC from what it should be focusing on: increasing broadband competition and giving consumers better broadband choices.”
“While the FCC is inserting government bureaucracy into all aspects of Internet access, the FEC is debating whether to regulate Internet content, specifically political speech posted for free online.”
Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell told CNBC today:
“The order goes far beyond protecting net neutrality which was the original purpose and in fact introduces a new regulatory regime for the Internet.” .. “Watching the president of the United States come on a YouTube video and direct the FCC to adopt a very specific regulatory result, I think … was shocking and put the commission in an untenable position”
Is the internet Broken, or do they just want to Regulate Speech?
The internet isn’t broken; it doesn’t need an Obamacare fix to make it work. This is about nothing more than Control. Control over the internet means being able to control everything we see and hear. Once the FCC gets their hands around it, say goodbye to the open exchange of ideas and thought.