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I know what you’re thinking: We all heard about FCC’s controversial, party-line vote to regulate the Internet under 1930s-era phone regulations, as Verizon has so successfully mocked to the annoyance of the far left. The “Title II Reclassification” deem-and-pass maneuver has done many things, but it didn’t outright socialize the Internet yet.

No, that was actually another vote this week.

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Tech at Night: Just how bad is Net Neutrality?

On February 24, 2015, in General, by Neil Stevens
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They tell us that regulating things like a utility is good, when it comes to Net Neturality, but New Zealand is clear evidence to the contrary.

It’s no wonder a national consensus is forming against Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet. Polls are against it and even Google is realizing how wrong it is.

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Tech at Night: Net Neutrality Update

On February 17, 2015, in General, by Neil Stevens
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Ah, Net Neutrality. The thing that America is being lied to, and is worse than even Ajit Pai thought. The thing that they’ve been telling us for years was necessary and good, even in comments at RedState, but has been revealed to be nothing but a packet of lies motivated by big government, they’re working to bring it.

Let’s explore just how wrong it is.

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Critics who don’t want to debate the merits of expanded government like to portray the Net Neutrality debate as activists vs Cable Companies™, but this isn’t that at all. This is the people vs. the Obama administration, as it is with EPA, NLRB, and every other overreaching regulator.

Don’t take my word for it. Commissioner Ajit Pai says “The American People are being misled about President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet.” He’s seen the plan, folks. He’s in a position to know who’s lying, and who isn’t.

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Tech at Night: FCC continues its lawless march to statism

On February 5, 2015, in General, by Neil Stevens
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Recently we’ve discussed how Obama’s FCC started rigging the stats that they use to push their agenda. Then they took aim at states opposed to socialized Internet.

Now it’s gotten even worse, as they announced the plan they were even keeping secret from the two Republican commissioners: a massive power grab to regulate the Internet under 1930s-era phone regulations, known as ‘Title II Reclassification’, or what could be called ‘deem and regulate.’

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Tech at Night: The Jerk takes on Net Neutrality

On January 24, 2015, in General, by Neil Stevens
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Here at RedState, Jon Henke posted a good diary on Net Neutrality and the Thune/Upton bill. He’s right, and the slippery slope he describes the FCC being poised to run down, if it takes any Title II powers at all (which would enable it to regulate the Internet as tightly as phones, including price controls), is absolutely true.

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It’s time to settle the Net Neutrality debate. For years the left has been pushing a list of reasons to support government action, and the Thune/Upton bill addresses them.

The extremists will complain, but it’s time for the rest of us to address these popular issues and move the heck on already.

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So it’s really all about Net Neutrality right now. In case you missed it, I gave a summary of the events earlier this week. I can add to that this further update: all information I have with respect to the bill says it’s a good one.

I said before this isn’t about winning. This is about not losing. But the Thune/Upton bill is probably going to be much better than that.

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Tech at Night: Next month is D-Day for Net Neutrality

On January 3, 2015, in General, by Neil Stevens

Well here it comes. After pro-liberty, anti-Net Neutrality forces won the comment period, forcing the Obama Democrats to ‘find new comments’, The FCC will vote on the next round of Net Neutrality next month. There are two ways this could go. Chairman Tom Wheeler could try for a repeat of the rules that were thrown out in court the last two times, with a possible tweak to get by the courts.

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They keep telling me American Internet access is terrible, but the appropriately-named US Internet is announcing the world’s fastest home Internet access: 10 Gigabit fiber. Not coincidentally, US Internet is in competition with Verizon’s 0.5 Gigabit fiber in the same area.

In other news, DSL is improving, pushing 45+ Megabit connections to millions of Americans. Note that officially, the FCC and others have declared DSL not to be ‘broadband Internet’, and exclude it when claiming Americans don’t have choices.

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