in yr internets, cloggin yr tubes

Posts Tagged ‘Internet Freedom Act

Republicans Deadset on Making Net Neutrality Worse

leave a comment »

Just like perpetually infuriated comedian Lewis Black said, in the United States we have the party of no ideas and the party of bad ideas.

Marsha Blackburn (R, TN)

Marsha Blackburn (R, TN)

Republicans, no fans of Net Neutrality in the first place, have started working to get rid of it. Marsha Blackburn, representing Tennessee’s 7th district (which may or may not acutally have internet access), has proposed the Internet Freedom Act. The IFA makes the internet the jurisdiction of Congress because “Only Congress can address those challenges without compounding them. Until we do, the FCC and other federal bureaucracies should keep their hands off the ‘net.”

So bad ideas get worse.

I’m not sold on Net Neutrality, as evidenced by these posts and the fact that there will be mission creep, but I can tell you one way not to combat it: Don’t let Congress get it’s hands on it. I can promise you that much.


Written by Matt

January 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm