[By Ben Noble]
As of today the FCC has repealed its NN rules. I think this is a great thing. It is not the government’s job to play network administrator of the internet. It has no legitimate claim to the property of ISPs, it lacks the expertise, and it has no incentive to be a good steward. (more…)
[by Ben Noble]
When it comes to Net Neutrality, be careful what you wish for. (more…)
In January a Federal appeals court struck down the FCC’c Net Neutrality rules. Since then, there has been a noticeable outcry about how ISP’s, technically, can now legally block, restrict, and even charge more for specific websites. It’s a little more complicated than that, but we’ll get into the details in a minute. If the government is seriously interested in imposing these rules I would say that this ruling will amount to a speed bump. The court said that the FCC does not have the power to impose these rules, but that ISP’s are not currently categorized as an industry that falls under their authority. It could just be a matter of time before the FCC or Congress reclassify ISPs. It must be so annoying for the government to have to jump through a couple hoops before it grabs more power. (more…)
I think it’s easy for libertarians, voluntaryists, anarcho capitalists, and like-minded individuals to focus on the bad parts of our society. There’s no doubt we can be a bunch of Debby Downers. I’ve noticed this in myself when talking to friends, family, or anyone that is unlucky enough to get me started on politics and society.