Anytime the US government, especially nowadays, gets involved with bureaucracy and regulations of a free market system, especially of the Internet - which is the world’s largest free market system – It is taking control for their own ends and purposes; not ours.
The best description of the issues concerning Net Neutrality was/is: It’s nothing more than a solution in search of a problem. And it’s a b.s. solution at that!
Most if not all NN is based upon “IF” scenarios. IF providers do this…IF providers do that…
Thing is, providers and those involved have not done any of those IF scenarios in the past, nor do they have any plans to do so in the future.
And yet, because the US and other supposedly free governments don’t have their control over the Internet and the WWW as they’d like to – Then they must come up with b.s. ways in order to do so.
While certain proponents of NN say that providers, carriers etc. can or might be able to create monopolies on or from the information – the key words: can or might
Still, going back as far as Shell Oil Company, to AT&T, and even as recently as Microsoft – they are prevented from doing so because of age-old laws against such things.
Additionally, and not to merely spout clichés – Nevertheless, NN, in parts, may sound good and all nicey-feeley on paper; however, in actual practice and overall affect it would not.
Knowing too, the methods of how the modern US Houses work – meaning that they never stick to one issue and only that issue before moving on to the next – instead they have underhanded ways and means of including/attaching all other forms of bureaucracies, regulations and even pork projects to disguise and further their agendas within the same bills e.g. The Fairness Doctrines, Bridges to Nowhere, etc. etc, ad infinitum ad nauseam –
The chances of NN becoming law and enforced is slim to none. And even as the FCC has attempted to backdoor and stiff-arm their ways into such b.s. – Thank God, the checks and balances of our court system can/will prevent it!
Inre: Ditto Head
Although listening to Rush Limbaugh for more than two decades; while watching Glenn Beck, even back on his CNN days; having originally favored then watching the likes of Chris Matthews, Keith Oberman and their ilk spin and disintegrate into nothing more than the drek-filled soulless beings that they’ve become over the years; yet as well following the non-journalists ‘journalists’ of Jon Stewart and his Daily Show network who actually use humor and in-depth analysis to get to the heart of the matters on all sides of issues more often than not –
Still, I’m neither conservative nor liberal; a republican or democrat. I am an independent. I do study issues and the dynamics of such things. I do support various, but not all, libertarian perspectives. And this more on the side of an intelligent John Stossel, than the hate-filled deranged views and drug-induced rants and raves of a Bill Maher –
Nevertheless looking for good along with the bad of our major two-party with one minor party system – It’s still “WE The People” who are supposed to be in charge of OUR Country.
And when We the majority say no to NN, or Obama Care, or anything else – We the majority should be listened to.
Unfortunately, we don’t have anything equating to a Common Sense party. Perhaps the closest we’d ever gotten to it is from a Jimmy McMillan and his “The Rent Is Too Damn High” platform as he recently ran for governor of New York. But never say never, eh?! Hehehee!
Internet service is a commodity, a utility like power and water. Even if you’re out and about stealing Wi-Fi signals, somebody is still paying for it access-wise.
If you happen to live in a remote area where Internet/cable access is limited, like cell phone coverage once was but is getting better, well, that’s just life, man. Internet service, just like power and water, is a specialized privilege, not a fundamental human right!
Please don’t be like those who, the day after Obama care was signed by the POTUS, showed up at their local hospitals and said: “We want our health care now. The one promised by Obama, now!” Yeah, right! Gimme a break!
In any event,