According to the Wall Street Journal, it looks like Big Brother, disguised as the Federal Communications Commission, is going to start regulating the internet.
Although Congress has not given the FCC this authority and a recent case in a Federal D.C. court also said the FCC does not have this type of regulatory authority, it appears the FCC is going to just take this role because it wants to.
“Nothing is broken that needs fixing, however. The Internet has been open and freedom-enhancing since it was spun off from a government research project in the early 1990s. Its nature as a diffuse and dynamic global network of networks defies top-down authority. Ample laws to protect consumers already exist. Furthermore, the Obama Justice Department and the European Commission both decided this year that net-neutrality regulation was unnecessary and might deter investment in next-generation Internet technology and infrastructure.”
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