The FCC has approved some proposal to establish "net neutrality", probably treating the packets on par with electricity, gas, or feces in the sewerage system – instead of information services which is how the Internet data have been classified so far. Even though those 300+ pages should have been posted on the FCC website yesterday, I can't find it. The whole institution seems to be a complete mess.
Despite the absence of the document, lots of clueless people celebrate this "achievement". Exceptions – sensible reactions – are rare. Matt Walsh of The Blaze, an information ecosystem founded by Glenn Beck, is one of these exceptions.
The transition from the good old Internet as originally invented by Al Gore ;-) to the Obamanet is wrong for numerous reason. In particular, it may be described as
- a cure for a non-existent disease
- a partial nationalization of the industry and the ISP companies
- forced egalitarianism
- blow to innovation in technologies depending on prioritization
- forced price distortion
- contamination of the legal system by hundreds of pages of junk that may contain secret timebombs threatening every other person on the Internet
- transition of power from somewhat ineffective large ISP companies to an even more inefficient organization, the government
- risk of censorship by the government