Sunday, December 05, 2010

Net Neutrality ... Will Be Defined by Bureaucrats

As covered in the Washington Times .....

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to add the Internet to its portfolio of regulated industries. The agency's chairman, Julius Genachowski, announced Wednesday that he circulated draft rules he says will "preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet." No statement could better reflect the gulf between the rhetoric and the reality of Obama administration policies.

With a straight face, Mr. Genachowski suggested that government red tape will increase the "freedom" of online services that have flourished because bureaucratic busybodies have been blocked from tinkering with the Web. Ordinarily, it would be appropriate at this point to supply an example from the proposed regulations illustrating the problem. Mr. Genachowski's draft document has over 550 footnotes and is stamped "non-public, for internal use only" to ensure nobody outside the agency sees it until the rules are approved in a scheduled Dec. 21 vote. So much for "openness."

My view of the internet in general has been that it works like a public forum where anyone can grab a soapbox and let loose .... in the same veign .... anyone and everyone is free to ignore what they do not like.

Government bureaucrats HATE freedom .... Commies and their ilk do as well .... and now you can kiss your freedom to roam the public avenues of the web as you please goodbye.


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