SEARCH BLOG: GOVERNMENT
From The Washington Post:
By Cecilia Kang
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 7, 2010
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Thursday proposed putting Internet service providers (ISPs) into the same category as telephone companies, a move aimed at solidifying the agency's authority over the fast-growing broadband industry.
The proposal would impose a fresh layer of rules on a sector that has so far been lightly regulated. By reclassifying broadband providers, the FCC hopes to be able to carry out its plans to greatly expand Internet access nationwide and require companies that get consumers onto the Web to treat all online traffic equally. [read more]Guess who gets to subsidize more grandiose Federal government plans? Need a hint? Try current broadband customers and taxpayers. Oh, wait. they are the same for the most part.
this or this.
The real issue is that the government wants to control the marketplace and personal communications... not that the marketplace is failing to deliver communication choices at reasonable prices. It's just another cookie jar for Obaminions to pick clean.