FCC Confirms New Net Neutrality Rules Give Government Control Over Internet Rates

Giuseppe Macri The Daily Caller 3/18/2015

Federal Communications Commissioners testifying before Congress Wednesday admitted that the agency’s new net neutrality rules give the FCC the authority to influence rates charged by Internet service providers.

All five commissioners appeared before a Senate panel Wednesday afternoon to testify on a number of issues currently before the FCC, […]

GOP bill would kill net neutrality, strip FCC of power over Internet

Sam Rolley Personal Liberty 3/6/2014

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has introduced legislation to strip the Federal Communications Commission’s ability to regulate Internet broadband as a public utility. If passed, the legislation would do away with the agency’s divisive new net neutrality rules.

Late last month, a politically divided FCC approved the neutrality rules with the […]

FCC Commissioner Demolishes Net’s New Rules, In 3 Quick Points

Peter Fricke The Daily Caller 2/27/2015

After casting a futile vote against the FCC’s plan to regulate the Internet as a public utility, Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai delivered a blistering attack on the new rules.

In his dissenting statement, Pai advanced three main objections to the Commission’s “Open Internet Order:”

1. The Internet has grown […]

Mark Cuban: FCC's Net Neutrality, Title II Actions 'Will Fuck Everything Up.'

Nick Gillespie Reason.com 2/19/2015

Speaking at the Code/Media conference in California, entrepreneur Mark Cuban—who made his pile selling Broadcast.com back in the day—told his audience that allowing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet in the name of Net Neutrality (or anything else) will “fuck everything up.” He continued: “Having them overseeing the […]

Mark Levin and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai discuss FCC Internet power grab

David Leeper Western Free Press 2/12/2015

Obama and his merry band of bureaucrats are doing it again. Called “Obamacare for the Internet,” the FCC has developed in secret a 332-page bill to regulate and tax the Internet as a public utility.

Normally such a drastic regulatory power grab would be debated furiously for months in […]

Senator Blasts Net Neutrality as the Creation of a ‘Department of the Internet’

Erica Ritz The Blaze 2/9/2015

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse says the term “net neutrality” is misleading, and what the Obama administration’s proposal would really do is create a “department of the Internet.”

“This is like the Fairness Doctrine for the Internet, where the government will decide what is neutral,” Sasse said on Glenn Beck’s radio […]