Was this a slap in the face for you or am I out of the loop? I am not surprised by this move. Ever since the Democrats had their face slapped several times over this past election they have been pushing unpopular regulations on this country and they will continue to do so until they are out of power.
The new FCC regulation of the internet, called “Net Neutrality,” is no different. This is an illegal act that the FCC will be enforcing and they do not have the rights or the power to do so. How was this given to them? Please, give me the answer because nothing is making sense to me as how or why they are doing this.
(For Your Information – Congress never gave them the rights to do this but many Democrats in the House and Senate are giving the FCC the green light without having a proper vote or any kind of vote.)
The internet was the last democratic source the world had and now, it will be heavily regulated.
I know that they have been telling you that this new regulation is to control the broadband service providers, to create equal data rights for all people, and for them to cease blocking certain sites. This is supposed to make the internet more open then it is already.
Fact, this is the first forced regulation upon the internet without the voice of the people. Yes, I believe we can say goodbye to this freedom. I am still getting facts about this but from what I have heard, this surprise regulation will do what the government has been doing best, destroying the small business and silencing the little guy.
How will this happen? You know your cable or satellite providers and how they charge you for the “premium” channels like movie channels? “Net Neutrality” will allow these internet providers to charge “premium” rates for certain sites, if you want to use them.
Do you want to use Facebook and connect to your family or friends? Well, too many people use that so there’s a fee for that. Do you want to watch videos on YouTube and listen to what others have to say? Too many people watch that and use too much data — yes, there is a fee for that one too. What about your favorite blogging site or what you write about? Wait, too many people have the freedom to write their own thoughts — yes, there is a fee for that one too.
The internet service providers do not have to impose a fee but they will pass the costs on to you, the consumer, for what the FCC will be charging them.
Get the point?
This will destroy the freedom of speech more so then every before. Any small business on the web, forget about it, you will fail. Your site will be a “premium” site and only those who pay the price will get to shop – yes, you will see far less viewers.
Enjoy the internet while it lasts because you may be paying for every “free” word you want to say or for every page you want to visit.
Who’s up for the stone age?