It’s been a year since Trumpy dealt the death blow to Net Neutrality. All across the land, lefties took to the streets to decry the death of the internet. Truly we were all going to be plunged into a Mad Max dystopian hellscape of sub-par internet speeds. 90s dialup would seem like a long lost luxury.
Yet, here we are a year later and everything’s fine. In fact, our internet speeds got even faster:
It has been remarkably unremarkable without net neutrality, one year after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai killed the Obama-era Internet rule that required service providers to treat each piece of content identically.
“No big changes,” reads a Wired headline atop an article explaining that “broadband providers didn’t make any drastic new moves to block or cripple the delivery of content after the FCC’s order revoking its Obama-era net neutrality protections took effect.”
The Internet is actually faster in the United States. A new report by Ookla, a sister company to PCMag, shows that download speeds have increased 35.8 percent across the country.
Something tells me we won’t be hearing from the left anytime soon on this.
This only further proves the entirety of the left’s knowledge of economics comes from that one time they played Monopoly at a slumber party. It’s hard to believe, but there’s a yuge demand for the interwebs. As such, the market provides it. Those companies have an incentive to deliver a quality product. Taking our Mbps back to the era of Tomagachis and the Spice Girls, not so much.
Yet another overblown leftist doomsday scenario that never came to pass. You’d think after so many failures, lefties would get out of the prediction business altogether. Progressives are insistent on government regulations being the only thing holding us together. Except, like this development proves, we’re getting along just fine without them.