On Thursday –
The Federal Communications Commission voted to treat the Internet like a utility –
And imposed what’s called “net neutrality.”
It wasn’t unanimous.
The three commissioners who voted “yes” –
Say it will keep Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic –
Or charging more to have data load faster.
But two commissioners disagreed –
Calling the plan a – quote –
“Half-baked – illogical – internally inconsistent – and indefensible document.”
They insist it will result – not in Internet freedom –
But in more Internet taxes.
Other opponents see this as a dangerous government overreach –
And members of Congress are promising legislation to block the regulations.
It was a bad decision – and it definitely will be an expensive one.
The companies that provide Internet service will sue –
And that’s going to cost a lot of time and taxpayers’ money.
It would be a better public service if the FCC reconsidered the issue –
And voted “no.”