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FCC's New Rule is Net Neutrality Lite

Proponents of net neutrality claim that all web traffic should be treated equally. This sounds nice on paper, but in fact not all web traffic is equal. Some sites, like Netflix and Youtube, suck up vast amounts of bandwidth by hosting popular video content. Bandwidth, as it turns out, doesn’t grow on trees. It must be generated at a cost to internet service providers. The big question is: who should ultimately be forced to bear this cost?

04/25/2014
'Net Neutrality' Did you mean: Net Cartel
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'Net Neutrality' Did you mean: Net Cartel

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.”  Those who favor the Net Cartel creating legislation known as “net neutrality,” like Google, MoveOn.org and high-tech lobbyists, seek to trade our economic liberties all in the name of security.  The companies that support this legislation want to get their hands on the broadband technologies already offered by other com

06/16/2011
Net Neutrality Creates a 'Net Cartel'
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Net Neutrality Creates a 'Net Cartel'

Documents released this month by Judicial Watch show the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and left-wing advocacy groups colluding to increase support of regulations on the Internet with ‘Net Neutrality’ measures.

06/14/2011
FreedomWorks Letter Support H.J. Res 37 to Prohibit FCC Net Neutrality Regulations
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FreedomWorks Letter Support H.J. Res 37 to Prohibit FCC Net Neutrality Regulations

Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representatives and ask them to vote YES on H.J. Res 37 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from imposing net neutrality regulations on Internet providers. These job-killing regulations would involve significant new controls on the Internet that would have significant implications for investing in innovation and broadband deployment.

04/05/2011
Hill Update, 3/28/2011 from Max Pappas
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Hill Update, 3/28/2011 from Max Pappas

 

03/29/2011
The Internet "Kill Switch"
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The Internet "Kill Switch"

 

06/18/2010
FreedomWorks Foundation Praises Court Decision Rejecting FCC Regulation of Internet Services
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FreedomWorks Foundation Praises Court Decision Rejecting FCC Regulation of Internet Services

Today, the U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled against an enforcement action by the Federal Communications Commission against Comcast’s network management practices.  The decision provides an important check on the FCC’s regulatory authority and may limit its ability to impose significant new regulations on the internet to promote “net neutrality.”  Specifically, the court questioned the FCC’s assertion that it had the authority to regulate the network management practices of internet providers.

04/06/2010
Proposed Regulations Pose Threat to Internet
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Proposed Regulations Pose Threat to Internet

Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554    

01/15/2010
Google shows "Net Neutrality" hypocrisy by blocking phone calls
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Google shows "Net Neutrality" hypocrisy by blocking phone calls

Last week, it was reported in the NY Times and elsewhere that Google was blocking access to certain phone numbers by its Google Voice phone service.  NPR also has a 4-minute discussion of the issue which is fairly informative.

11/06/2009
Proposed FCC Regulations May Raise Concerns about Internet Freedom
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Proposed FCC Regulations May Raise Concerns about Internet Freedom

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the Commission will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to examine the possibility of new regulations to ensure open access to the internet.  The proposed rules will examine the issue of “net neutrality,” codifying and expanding existing policies on internet regulations.  

10/22/2009

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