“In plain English, I’m asking [the FCC] to recognize that for most Americans, the internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life.” – President B.H. Obama
[The only light in the tunnel right now is the FCC has basically told the president to take a flying leap…]
“Following Obama’s announcement, the FCC responded with a statement that doesn’t really move the needle — and, in fact, basically says that it’ll lump Obama’s opinion in with everyone else’s. “As an independent regulatory agency we will incorporate the President’s submission into the record of the Open Internet proceeding,” chairman Wheeler says. “We welcome comment on it and how it proposes to use Title II of the Communications Act.”
Should make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside….and be glad, of course, that we’re still, ‘the land of the free’, espeically now un unelected organization and our ‘dear leader’, who wants to regulate free speech on the net, and everywhere else, for that matter, are arguing over how and when it should be done. Not IF it should be done, mind you.