Net Neutrality: Is the Internet the Next Victim of Big Gov’t?

American Thinker Article
It is interesting to look into the stimulus. There is so much of interest in the details:

  • President Obama’s infamous “stimulus” package includes a $7.2 billion grant to expand broadband service to rural areas.
  • The legislation’s provisions require carriers accepting government dollars to adhere to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Net Neutrality guidelines that are currently under legal challenge.
  • Most troubling, however, is the fact that the bill empowers the FCC and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to devise even more Net Neutrality rules for any Internet provider that accepts funds.
  • What is Net Neutrality?

      For those unfamiliar with the term, “Net Neutrality” refers to the dangerous movement to have government dictate Internet providers’ business models, and the manner by which they can transmit data. Network owners, who have invested enormous resources into establishing infrastructure, would be forced to treat all Internet sites and applications the same, regardless of the capacity that they consume. For example, providers would be forced to treat larger sites, whose video and data transmissions create bottlenecks, the exact same way that they treat smaller mom-and-pop sites.

      Net Neutrality tends to benefit wealthy titans like Google and, who therefore favor it out of pure self-interest.


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