In a stealth operation that appears to be working, the PresBO regime wants to use the FCC to take over the Internet. In "rule making" that is ongoing now at the FCC "Net Neutrality" policy and regulations are being crafted. The purpose of which is blanketed in all the flowery rhetoric that is the hallmark of the PresBO administration.
The main idea being that they are hanging this push on is that left to the "free market" (and you know how much PresBO likes that) some internet providers may at any moment now commence the unholy process of data discrimination. Yes, like we did not have enough Political Correctness to worry about, the Regime Administration wants to monitor internet activity and if necessary hammer a provider for not being "fair".
Their argument being that a provider could hamper delivery of a competitor's content or prevent its delivery at all if is so chooses. I understand the concept, I have Comcast as my provider and I could see them chocking off content going to a Boston Bruin NHL enthusiast, or a New Jersey Devil fan seeing as how Comcast is a part owner of the Philadelphia Flyers.
I could see that happening but, do you need to take over the whole internet to play the arbiter of this activity? Does the FCC monitor over the air broadcasts of the Network News for fair and balanced content? Have they gone after say one company for pitching too much for one political side or another?
Why can't they simply pass one or two well written (read that as just a few pages) laws that target this specific activity, monitor for complaints and then HAMMER the provider that is in fact hampering content delivery. Why is it that the government has to take over the whole shooting match? It just doesn't make sense.
Now, let's go back in time a few years. A lot of people do not know this, but the Internet was invented by the DOD way back when. Originally it was called TECHNET and ran between the nations atomic laboratories, allowing them to share computer resources and pass technical information between pin headed scientists. Later it was extended to include the National Military Command Authority, and still later pretty much every base in the nation was hooked into the system.
Now, just so everyone knows, this most rudimentary of internets was invented, operated and run by the GOVERNMENT. For more than 15 years this system ran on a 300 baud rate system. Yes your eyes do not deceive you, that's 300 pits per second. The users all had to use the same basic equipment, a VT100 Unix system and we all had very rudimentary commands that you could send back and forth to whomever you were communicating with. Yes, there was email and BBS's (Bulletin Board System).
For more than 15 years this government run system was static. And I mean NO innovation, no new speed increases or fancy operating systems, it remained happily run by the government, YOUR government at 300 baud.
Only when it was turned over to the Free Market did we get speed advances, content went up and well as they say, the rest is all history.
And PresBO wants to go back to this! Why is every little hick-up in our society need a government takeover to address?
BT: Jimmy T sends.