Uncertainty, frozen Internet predicted re: 'net neutrality'

Friday, February 27, 2015
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

The issue of "net neutrality" is not going away anytime soon, regardless of the FCC's vote in favor of controversial rules.

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday in favor of new rules that supporters say will make Internet service providers (ISPs) treat all content the same. Those in favor of net neutrality argue that companies like Netflix or Amazon pay to speed up traffic to their websites.

"Today, history is being made by a majority (3-2) of this commission, as we vote for a fast, fair and open Internet," stated FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Still, when it comes to a "fast, fair and open Internet," free market advocates like Seton Motley of Less Government argue that net neutrality will hamper the web through government regulation (see related OneNewsNow story).

Motley, SetonEarlier this week, Motley told Crane Durham's "Nothing But Truth" that numerous lawsuits will be filed after companies read through the FCC's rules.

"It's going to be two to three years of uncertainty and the Internet frozen in amber while we litigate this incredible power grab," he predicts.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says, "This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech," but groups like the National Religious Broadcasters say net neutrality does carry free speech concerns.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What is the most likely scenario on Election Day?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Mattis: Jury is out on women succeeding in combat jobs
Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $2B terminal
Trump says Dems using 'con game' to sink Kavanaugh court bid
Bill Cosby gets 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Breaking: Republicans schedule vote for Kavanaugh confirmation – and Democrats are outraged
Grassley says he 'is not going to silence' Ford, vows key Kavanaugh hearing will proceed before possible vote
Trump: Dems playing 'con game' with Kavanaugh
High school decides on gender-neutral homecoming
Mega-pastor: Ten Commandments no longer applicable

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Hollywood's obvious hypocrisy

A media watchdog says Hollywood is inundating young people with the hidden agenda of making capitalists look like the bad guy.