Network Neutrality is sadly, yet again back from the dead. Because the Barack Obama Administration keeps insisting on resurrecting it.
Twice now the D.C. Circuit Court has unanimously thrown out the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Net Neutrality power grab. Have said grabbers been at all chastened by these rebukes? Sadly, no.
Barely over a month after the FCC’s second rejection, we get this:
FCC Plans to Issue New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules
Likely forcing yet another company or two to waste millions of dollars and tens of thousands of hours suing to – hopefully – fend off the Leviathan.
Meanwhile, it’s time for Congress to rein in this Administration’s unilateral authoritarianism. Cut the FCC’s budget – and refuse to restore funding until the FCC restores sanity and stops trying to illegally impose Net Neutrality.
After all, it is Congress’ job to pass Net Neutrality legislation – thereby creating the legal authority for the FCC to impose it...
After rolling up nearly $50 million for a telecommunications system less than 10 percent of the population uses, Burlington, Vt. is asking its taxpayers for $10.5 million more.
The city has an unpleasant choice: Dump the debt directly onto the tax rolls or defray some of it with an unlikely $6 million loan at interest rates inflated by a municipal credit rating downgraded three times because of all the borrowing to make Burlington Telecom a reality.
Although Burlington taxpayers will be living...
Governments do not “compete” with companies. Governments tax, limit, police and judge companies.
So when governments try and offer a similar service that private companies have long provided consumers, these governments effectively are opposing and undermining private companies in the marketplace – not “competing” with them.
That’s why some municipalities, which are overbuilding existing wire-line and wireless broadband companies’ services, are acting anti-competitively – not pro-...
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