You may remember, back in Obama’s days, the FCC was trying to get its grubby hands on the internet (see The FCC Wants Your Internet! Here’s Why That’s a Horrible Idea). It was so bad even Ted Cruz stepped in to give Obama a public spanking for wanting to censor the internet. Here we are two years and one President later, and it looks like the FCC is going to backtrack on those regulations…
The plan to kill Obama-era net neutrality rules is officially here. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Wednesday that he’s beginning to roll back net neutrality rules, a process he says will promote competition, create jobs, and give more Americans access to high-speed internet.
“Nothing about the internet was broken in 2015,” he said, speaking of when the FCC moved to regulate the internet as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. “It was all about politics.”
“The internet is the greatest free market success in history,” Pai said. However, he believes the “heavy-handed” net neutrality rules were never needed, aren’t helping people as intended, and are in fact doing the reverse. [It] also reduces competition.
The FCC will vote at a May 18 meeting whether to formally consider Pai’s proposal. That will likely pass…
Praise be to the heavens, it appears the internet is on its way to being free once more.
If we’ve learned anything from Obama this past decade, it’s that over-regulating things isn’t the answer. In fact, it does more harm than good. As we can see in this case. This power grab was thinly veiled as “helping.” Internet twits the web over thought “Net Neutrality” was a good thing. After all, it had “neutrality” in it, plus it allegedly screwed Comcast and other internet service providers. Nobody likes Comcast. Sooo, WHY NOT NET NEUTRALITY?
Because, like many things passed by the left, the words were just fluff masking even more government control. Hopefully you were sitting down for that revelation. Net Neutrality said it would help the internet like Bernie Sanders says he’ll help the poor. Words tweeted from one of his three houses while he pays 13% in taxes while proposing robbing from the rich to give to people who don’t want to work. No thanks.
But help it did not. If you need more explained, watch this Crowder video and learn something.