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[3]: Comment by jjmckay
by ssa2204 on Sat 28th Aug 2010 06:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jjmckay"
ssa2204
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what makes you think the FCC would regulate the internet like broadcast TV instead of cable TV?


Because it comes down to how they define the services. The FCC does regulate cable TV, it is just the decency laws do not apply because they are not broadcast. The comparison to how the FCC wants to govern the internet is more akin to telecoms. Because broadcast "pushes" the signal over the open airways, anyone can receive the signals whether they want it or not. Telecoms, cable, and internet are not broadcast or pushed over public airways but through private/public networks. More specifically you have the option whether to receive voice, data, or TV through a private service.

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