FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality
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Feb 10, 2015, 3:28 PM by Eric M. Zeman
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai had harsh words for Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality plan. Pai, who is one of two republicans serving on the FCC, clams the public is being misled about how onerous and controlling the plan truly is. Pai said, "Through broad and vague rules, President Obama's plan gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works." Pai made a number of accusations about Obama's plan. He said it opens the door to billions of dollars of new taxes on broadband; contains rate regulation (even though Wheeler said it doesn't); will steadily increase regulation over time; will be a boon to trial lawyers and will lead to more litigation; will reduce competition and decrease consumer choice; and will slow broadband speeds for American consumers and the deployment of high-speed broadband. Republicans have already made a number of threats against the net neutrality regulations, and Pai has joined a growing chorus of lawmakers speaking out against the rules. Wheeler has not yet made the rules public. The FCC is expected to vote on them Feb. 26 at its next open meeting.
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Communications Act of 1934 lol
Let's not forget that the Act was designed, written and passed by arguably the most socialist left leaning group of law makers the US has ever seen. The legislation was modeled after similar takeover laws in Germany and Russia.
100% of Republicans opposed this Act.
This was followed by the "Fairness Doctrine" yet another socialist law designed to take over the press and free speech.
How anyone can sit here and honestly claim to be both against big government and FOR socialist laws written by so...
It's not a buzz word. It's the name of an actual piece of legislation. The reason you keep seeing it mentioned is because it is the specific piece of legislation which would govern ISP's if the...
"The Communications Act of 1934 was a mistake that we have lived with for sixty years. It is time to recognize it for what it is: a substantial assault on the freedom of speech which has haunted us for most...
I thought the proposal
I would be very interested in seeing the proposed rules myself and am quite disturbed that they are being kept secret. I would also be curious to know exactly why Ajit Pai thinks the proposed rules would, "reduce competition and decrease consumer choice; and [will] slow broadband speeds for American consumers." I'm no more likely to believe this is the case just because he says so than I am to believe this is the correct course of ...
I pay an absurd mout monthly in the following utilities:
It's govermental way to tax anything they can. That's proven fact.
Yeah, let's just privatize the military, police, fire department, etc......
Please don't ask triple digit IQ people to believe that the people you basically just called idiots can be successful in doing this without some sort of huge corrupt resul...
Socialists crack me up!
It doesn't matter if you are the head of the FCC or a pathetic troll on a website- socialist scum is socialist scum. And you can guarantee they will lie their butts off about being...
Does anyone else...
Maybe someone will put on a pair of my old undies and prance around pretending to be me again. 🤣
More evidence this is just a power play
This article shines the light on Dem FEC regulators calling on limits and regulations for so-called political bloggers and news outlets like Drudge to limit their influence on voting.
So you can only support the party in power if you are a blogger... Awesome.
More importantly is the wired side broadband. We have 1-2 providers per area, with 0 competition in most cases. Please. REDUCE COMPETITION BELOW 0.