Tech at Night: NAB calls TV station owners ‘first responders’
How out of touch and self-entitled are terrestrial broadcasters in America? You know, the group that holds effectively the broadcast equivalent of taxi medallions, and for that they get to rake in the benefits? Gordon Smith, former Senator and now National Association of Broadcasters head, compared his industry’s members with first responders. Yeah because being your local network affiliate, and running shock/troll news at 11, | Read More »
FCC Democrat Mignon Clyburn asks for Net Neutrality delay
As FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has pointed out, the FCC’s been remarkably deficient in transparency as it’s rushed to implement the President’s extreme plan to regulate the Internet according to 1930s-era phone regulations. It’s now coming out that the 300 page plan is so extreme that even Mignon Clyburn, long time pro-title II FCC Commissioner is asking for a delay in order to make less | Read More »
Ajit Pai and Joshua Wright: Models for the new reformist Regulator
I think many of us knew that Barack Obama would go further than previous Presidents in his extremism, when it came to regulator. However I never expected he’d go so far, he’d create a tremendous backlash from normally quiet, ‘technocratic’ regulators. I put technocratic in quotes because while left-wing Democrat regulators have long been activist ideologues, the Republicans tended to be more modest. Not anymore. | Read More »
Tech at Night: Just how bad is Net Neutrality?
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.
Tech at Night: Obama declares war on the Horseless Carriage
Back when the first horseless carriages came onto America’s streets, they were a big deal. They were dangerous, they were annoying, but people wanted to own them and to drive them anyway. They had downsides, but the upsides outweighed them. They were disruptive innovation in practice. Had Barack Obama’s regulators been around back then, they’d have banned pizza delivery from using cars.
Tech at Night: Net Neutrality Update
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.
Where are the riots over the Islamic State?
Again and again we are told that when Islam or its prophet Mahomet are treated unfairly or insulted, the streets in the Islamic world will erupt in rioting. They rioted in Benghazi over Danish cartoons published in a newspaper. They allegedly rioted over a Youtube video exposing Islam’s history. And yes, they rioted over Charlie Hebdo. So where are the riots against the Islamic State?
Oppose the Local Radio Freedom Act
The future of the GOP is in anti-cronyist shifts in policy that favor free markets, not specific companies or industries. This is one important way we can demonstrate to the American people that small government is for the little guy, and big government is for the big, well-connected guy. One way to do this is to defeat the Local Radio Freedom Act, which is a | Read More »
Tech at Night: Barack Obama’s Internet Regulation plan really is bad news
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 | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC sends a message of a regulated, socialized Internet
By ignoring federalism and imposing the option of socialized Internet nationwide, Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, says he’s sending a ‘clear message’. He’s right. He’s sending a message of socialism Combine that with the coming takeover of the Internet, and it’s a terrible situation.
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.
Sysco reminds us we need antitrust reform
I’m normally an observer of FCC here at RedState, and one thing that constantly frustrates me is the capricious way that the regulator treats proposed mergers. It’s gotten so bad that they instituted a ‘shot clock’ because even they had to acknowledge their stalling was ridiculous. They then proceeded to declare they were ‘pausing the shot clock.’ It’s out of hand. Regulators have taken antitrust | Read More »
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 »