Net Neutrality Delayed But Not For Long

OPINION BY WILLIAM COLLIER JR Despite a court setback, if Net Neutrality only faces the ire of Republicans it is doomed to eventually succeed….and fail. The DC District Court struck down Net Neutrality. The headlines read something like “ISP’s Could Start Charging Sites Like Netflix, Google, For High Traffic”. Before the FCC tried to create these rules, which are outside its scope of authority, this was not happening. It won’t happen now or if it does people will flock to ISPs which don’t do such imbecilic things. The issues of bandwidth are becoming irrelevant, technology is opening up massive bandwidth, just as we have seen with memory. As usual the government is throttling future growth to solve yesterday’s problems which have already been overcome and are being made irrelevant by private citizens using their inventiveness instead of the bureaucracy using its bully club of coercion and control. Left out of the reports is how Net Neutrality would give government the power to regulate and even censure the internet, though none of the NN rules explicitly claim the power to censure it is no less there than it is with the IRS, which we now know has become a political weapon aimed at opponents of the progressive bureaucracy. The FCC will likely try an end run by reclassifying the internet as “telecommunications” which they can regulate. Reports state that this...

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