Monday, November 10, 2014
The President speaks out on net neutrality
See this article. The President said that ISPs should be regulated more like public utilities, providing equal access to content providers. He opposes fast lanes for pay: "Simply put: No service should be stuck in a 'slow lane' because it does not pay a fee. That kind of gate keeping would undermine the level playing field essential to the Internet’s growth." It's a good sign, but the FCC is an independent agency so the President cannot make them do anything. The FCC Chairman, Wheeler, meanwhile says he agrees with the President yet we've seen his proposed rules belie that agreement. I.e, the Chairman is a bald-faced liar.