Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Aug 2010 19:28 UTC
Internet & Networking When Google and Verizon unveiled their joint net neutrality policy proposal, in which the FCC would play a central role in governing the internet, I mentioned how the the FCC might not be the kind of institution you'd want to hand over control to over your pornography life line (also known as the internet). Over the past few days, the FCC pretty much reiterated just why they are no the right people to govern the web.
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RE[2]: Comment by jjmckay
by jjmckay on Fri 27th Aug 2010 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by jjmckay"
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Of course there's nothing in that article about the internet. All I use the article for is to illustrate just what kind of an organisation the FCC really is, i.e., one you don't want overseeing the internet.

Tom sorry I thought the main newsbit of the headline was 'thehill' link in the blurb but after you replied I found your writeup. Great article and I agree, if that matters. Unfortunately, there has been a huge corporate PR campaign from Internet content providers such as Google who have been very successful in creating a lot of hysteria in support of Network Neutrality which likely would, as you point out, be administered by the FCC.

I've been doing what I can to keep the Internet free from FCC oversight and I also agree with the previous story here on OSNEWS that rightly pointed out that free and open competition is far more powerful to keep the Internet neutral. I believe that if we end the government-granted duopoly, we won't need FCC or government regulation to keep the Internet free because consumer choice is a very powerful force, more powerful than the FCC or Congress.

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