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Net Neutrality: Something out of a George Orwell Novel

December 23, 2010

The FCC this week passed a new regulatory scheme governing the Internet.  The scheme, as known by its advocates, is known as Net Neutrality.  The basic selling point of “net neutrality” is that broadband Internet providers should not govern or prioritize what type of traffic goes across its network.  What this means is that Cox, Comcast, Verizon, or whoever [...]

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Jay Rockefeller’s Statist “Bug”

November 18, 2010

In a way, political polarization can be a good thing because it gets rid of the blurriness between the sides:  are you for more speech or less?  more government or less?  more personal freedoms or less? etc.  Here is liberal West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller on the issue of speech on cable news: Get rid [...]

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FCC Doesn’t Have the Authority to Regulate the Internet

April 6, 2010

The D.C. Court of Appeals today issued a ruling that stated that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does not have the authority to regulate internet traffic, thus putting a huge roadblock in front of the Net Neutrality movement.  One of the centerpieces of the Nutroots’ agenda, Net Neutrality (like many liberal ideas) is a concept [...]

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Censoring Talk Radio Through Localism

November 17, 2008

Jim Boulet, Jr., over at The American Thinker, has an article about a new stealth FCC policy called “Localism” which was enacted this year under the Bush administration watch.  The rule clarifies a long-standing FCC regulation that broadcasters must “serve the local interest.”  As Jim points out, this rule could be used in the same [...]

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