Ajit Pai exposes the Obama administration’s transparency failure
After Barack Obama was first elected, he said “Transparency is our touchstone.” And as recently as 2013 he claimed his was “the most transparent administration in history”. FCC Commmissioner Ajit Pai, with one brilliant tweet, has exposed Obama as the fraud he is. The rush to war on Net Neutrality has caused the administration to be secretive in its power grabs.
Tech at Night: FCC continues its lawless march to statism
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 | Read More »
Tech at Night: Having attacked common sense, FCC now shoots at Federalism
Common sense is gone at FCC, so now they want to chuck the Constitution, too. You see, some states have wisely prohibited their cities from implementing socialized Internet access, aka ‘municipal Internet’ or ‘free WiFi’. FCC wants to meddle and force-legalize socialized Internet nationwide. “What, me worry about the Constitution?” – Tom “Alfred E.” Wheeler, FCC Chairman?
Tech at Saturday Afternoon: FCC redefines broadband, making the distinction pointless
So it’s official: FCC is completely detached from reality and declaring that if you don’t have 25 MBit/s download speeds, you might as well have dial up because you don’t have “broadband Internet.” Remember, this is a speed Netflix says is only required for ‘Super HD video’, so even speeds sufficient for ordinary HD Netflix streaming are no longer deemed ‘broadband’ by FCC. This means | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Jerk takes on Net Neutrality
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.
Tech at Night: It’s time to settle the Net Neutrality debate
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.
Tech at Night: The Net Neutrality bill gives them all they’ve asked for
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 | Read More »
Net Neturality Update: Thune and Upton get to work
Well, as has been warned, the FCC will have a vote on Net Neutrality at the end of next month. And after intense lobbying by Barack Obama, Chairman Tom Wheeler has made it clear that he will pursue Title II Reclassification, a ridiculous power grab favored by the extreme left wing, which would place the Internet under 1930s-era telephone regulations. However and are working on | Read More »
Tech at Night: Next month is D-Day for Net Neutrality
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 | Read More »
Tech at Night: America continues to lead the way on high-speed Internet
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 | Read More »
Tech at Night: Weekend Update
They say that after a fire in the US Embassy in Moscow during the Cold War, the Soviets loaded the whole building with bugs and the whole place was insecure after that. In that spirit, it makes a lot of sense that Google is getting out of Russia. It’s just not safe.
Tech at Night: Weekend Update
I’m not going to say I’m tired of writing about Title II Reclassification, the scheme promoted by the extreme left to place the Internet under 1930s-era regulation, since the courts have slapped down twice previous Net Neutrality attempts. But I’m running out of ways to say the power grab, now backed by the President, is a terrible idea that attempts to dig deeper down the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama picking winners and losers with Net Neutrality
I’ve suggested that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler may not like the intimidation tactics of the extreme Net Neutrality left, going to harass him at his home. As a result, he may yet ignore the President’s recent suggestion to pick winners and losers with Title II Reclassification Net Neutrality.
Tech at Night: They are Grubering us on Net Neutrality.
It’s funny how even as firms like Google and Netflix claim that government regulation is so great, and we need Net Neutrality, we don’t see Google volunteering for Title II regulation of search, or Netflix volunteering for Title II price controls on streaming video. Oh, they didn’t mention the price controls when they told you Net Neutrality was about freedom, did they? Right. They are | Read More »
Obama Puts Pressure on FCC’s Wheeler
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss President Obama’s push for Title II reclassification of the internet, the pressure this puts on FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and the tyranny of data caps.
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