Sunday, March 28, 2010

More on the dangers of "Net Neutrality" and "Big Broadband"

The Thugocracy currently in power thinks they now have carte blanche to move The Cherished Agenda (TM) forward on all fronts. It won't be long now before they turn their attention to "net neutrality" and "big broadband"

Noteworthy re: "net neutrality":

"However Genachowski and the Obama FCC are placing these kinds of sensible cost-cutting and efficiency-gaining innovations in jeopardy with their talk of heavy-handed government regulation of the industry. The Internet has flourished since it came out from the thumb of government control when it was the ARPAnet, and became the free-wheeling marketplace it is today. Clearly, that scares people who want government to be in control of things.

And it’s total control they want, too. Because the second principle Genachowski asked for, 'transparency,' doesn’t mean transparency of government. No, it means that the government is to claim the right to have access to every router in America, every switch, and every other piece of hardware that makes the Internet go. Public or Private, the FCC wants to be able to snoop on how it runs, to be able to control how it runs.

Does that scare you? It should. When you connect to the Internet, your home computer network (even if it’s just one computer) is now on the Internet. The Internet is not like a public road. It’s a vast series of private networks, all connected together. Government wants control over the whole ball of yarn, how everyone configures and runs their own private computers routing the packets of the Internet."

On "big broadband":

"It’s the same reason that American Internet access varies from Europe and Asia, that our need for the automobile varies from the rest of the world. We’re spread out, and we value our freedom to be spread out. And just as you can’t run public transit to every little suburb and rural area, so too can’t you immediately and cheaply get the best Internet access out to everyone at the same time. Higher costs, delayed implementations. These are facts of geography, and no amount of FCC regulation can fix that."

Our local Google GaGa crowd doesn't seem to worry about any unintended consequences of what they so fervently wish to happen.

1 comment:

  1. So we would have instant access to the government Pablum? Seems as if content may be restricted to nothing more.