Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Current Net Neutrality Push

What it will actually do or not is not relevant. It opens a door that it is all to clear the bureaucrats, irregardless of who is wielding them, will use to take control. This and other fairness doctrine type of plays have been floating around the bureaucracy under this administration from the jump. The last time congress scarred them off.  From March 2011

"The House Commerce Committee is expected to vote soon on a “resolution of disapproval” to void the regulation.
Even if such a resolution is not ultimately adopted—presidential approval is required—the debate will be an important test of Congress’s resolve to protect the Internet from harmful regulation and to assert its role in regulatory policymaking."
The president has now won his last election.  The Republicans seem to be either spineless or on board or maybe not.
As Republicans Concede, F.C.C. Is Expected to Enforce Net Neutrality
"Republicans hoped to pre-empt the F.C.C. vote with legislation, but Senate Democrats insisted on waiting until after Thursday’s F.C.C. vote before even beginning to talk about legislation for an open Internet. Even Mr. Thune, the architect of draft legislation to override the F.C.C., said Democrats had stalled what momentum he could muster."
 Republicans Are NOT Giving Up The Net Neutrality Fight | The Daily Caller
 “Any claims that Republicans have conceded or surrendered to the Obama administration’s power grab of the Internet through FCC action is a mischaracterization of our ongoing efforts.”
Really, motion or plans for motion is not progress. This looks to be a done deal despite some rumbling of discontent in the Democratic ranks. The full consequence of all this is unknowable and will spread. It is all but certain not to be good or at lest helpful. This is standard for the current government. It just isn't helpful or healthy to get to bent out of shape. Add it to the seemingly limitless scroll of things to be fixed latter. There is how ever a republic killing habit that is developing

Congressman Demands FCC Stop Hiding 332-Page Plan to Control the Internet
 "The 332-page final draft FCC order was only delivered to the four other FCC commissioners three weeks ago. When Wheeler delivered the document, he took the unusual step of issuing a “gag order” to prevent its release before the FCC vote."
 FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress ahead of Net Neutrality Vote
 'Two prominent House committee chairs are “deeply disappointed” in Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for refusing to testify before Congress as “the future of the Internet is at stake.”'
Told not to by the people, congress, and the courts they do it any way. They will not show us what exactly they are doing and will not answer questions till its done. Jail time? Nope. The system and the agreement about how it works is broken. The times I think "just let it burn to the ground" are increasing exponentially. An all out revolution is still unworkable and a very bad idea, but it sounds better every day.  

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