I often wonder why it is that certain things can happen in this nation, that would seem to be totally against the grain, and the ideas of the founding fathers, such as when someone’s house can be declared eminent domain, and taken from them. Yet, we are told that net neutrality is such a problem that it cannot be enforced by the FCC.
Perhaps what I’ve been saying for the last 15 years, that basically the FCC is close to useless, is not that far from right, as we see a company like Comcast prevail against the U.S. government, and by proxy, the people of this nation.
The house taken benefitted only a few businesses. It was not the public that had use of the land, but a building consortium. Why then is the need of 300 million Americans not enough to quash the will of Comcast and their lawyers? Net neutrality certainly benefits more than the entire workforce of Comcast.
Google, a major proponent of net neutrality, has given their latest opinion on the subject, in a piece from PC Magazine –
Google weighed in Monday on the blow dealt the Federal Communications Commission and network neutrality, arguing in a 65-page filing that it may be better to classify broadband as a common-carrier service.
"The FCC should consider a number of options, including pursuing a decision grounded in whole or in part on its unquestioned authority under existing statutory titles, including Title II," Google wrote in the April 26 filing.
Google, a proponent of network neutrality, said that the FCC has ample legal authority to adopt broadband openness rules and that it supports whatever jurisdictional fix is "most sustainable legally."
It would certainly seem that way. The fact that the governmental construct, put forth to regulate and control communications in these United States, cannot actually do so has got to be a story that everyone would just love to read.
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