FCC Hides Details of New Internet Rules
(Source: Washington Post) – Why won’t they release the rules?!?!
It’s been less than 24 hours since the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve strict new regulations on Internet providers, but that’s the leading question coming from its critics.
Conservatives are demanding that the FCC release a full copy of the regulations that it’s planning to impose on companies such as Comcast and Verizon — and taking the agency’s silence as evidence of a cover-up. Readers of an FCC blog post have suspiciously mused that “these new regulations should have been published by now.” It’s much the same over on Twitter. – Read More – Washington Post
Commissioner: ‘When you see this document, worse than you imagine’
(Source: Guardian) – Pai and fellow Republican FCC commissioner Mike O’Rielly, who have been consistent critics of the FCC’s new rules, said once they are published people will realise that they will stifle innovation and lead to taxes and increased rates for the public.
“When you see this document, it’s worse than you imagine,” said O’Rielly at a conference in Washington organised by the think tank TechFreedom. – Read More – Guardian
WEB Notes: Sure they are. How many times have we been told the Republicrats, I mean Republicans are going to defund this program or that program and it never happens. They are all one big happy family.
Republicans May Defund Agency
(Source: National Journal) – As Internet activists celebrated their net-neutrality win Thursday, Republicans were already plotting their revenge.
GOP lawmakers were virtually unanimous in expressing their outrage about the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to reclassify the Internet as a utility. But there is widening disagreement within the ranks about just what flavor of revenge the party should ultimately pursue, such as compromise legislation, a congressional resolution of disapproval, or a fight over FCC funding.
“There’s going to be a lot of Republicans in both the House and Senate who are going to want to express their opposition to what the FCC is doing,” Sen. John Thune, who chairs the upper chamber’s Commerce Committee, told National Journal moments before the FCC vote took place. “If we can’t come together behind a legislative solution, I suspect that those other options are on the table.” – Read More – National Journal