Tuesday, November 23, 2010

FCC Net Neutrality - Internet - #2421 - It's Official - The FCC Will Vote to Take Over the Internet - Big Government

Just this past Friday, we warned you that a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) December Internet power grab was probably coming. Well, we now know that it is – and it may be even worse than we thought. Details have been sketchy, and successive reports often contradictory, but what follows is what seems to be looming over us in December. (We will know for sure on Wednesday, November 24 – if the FCC maintains its current December 15 meeting date.)  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appears to be preparing to dramatically increase the FCC’s regulatory role over the Internet (in TWO ways; more on that later).  He is doing so without the necessary Congressional authority – which he himself acknowledges he doesn’t have. And he is doing so by torturing and twisting the regulatory language he is drafting – so as to keep this extraordinary dictatorial seizure within the current Title I confines.  The latter is for The Chairman merely an optical effort. If he can feign the appearance of remaining within Title I, he avoids Reclassification to Title II – against which many of us have long been rightly fighting. He will then portray his fealty to Title I as testament to the alleged “moderation” of his (un)modest proposal.  Read more.......  Please read, this is critical to freedom of the Internet.

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