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The FCC’s Threat to Internet Freedom

Posted By kurtnimmo On December 20, 2010 @ 11:09 am In Old Infowars Posts Style,Washington Politics | Comments Disabled

ROBERT M. MCDOWELL
The Wall Street Journal
December 20, 2010

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Tomorrow morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will mark the winter solstice by taking an unprecedented step to expand government’s reach into the Internet by attempting to regulate its inner workings. In doing so, the agency will circumvent Congress and disregard a recent court ruling.

How did the FCC get here?

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For years, proponents of so-called “net neutrality” have been calling for strong regulation of broadband “on-ramps” to the Internet, like those provided by your local cable or phone companies. Rules are needed, the argument goes, to ensure that the Internet remains open and free, and to discourage broadband providers from thwarting consumer demand. That sounds good if you say it fast.

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