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Thursday, April 26, 2012

FCC Creates $300,000,000 Entitlement For Rural Internet

The government is lusting to takeover the Internet and keeps hatching scheme after scheme.
The FCC has been licking its chops when it comes to regulating the internet. They’ve tried schemes before, like net neutrality, but they’ve failed. But it seems like they may have hit on a new tactic. Instead of regulating the internet, they’re creating an entitlement for it under the guise of spreading the internet to rural areas....Step two, of course, once the ISP’s are hooked on subsidies from the government for an internet entitlement will be to use those funds to manipulate them into implementing the regulations they want. There really is no need for this entitlement. The free market is quickly spreading to provide internet access to rural areas. I’m actually posting this from very rural North Dakota by way of my Verizon phone’s mobile hotspot feature with unlimited data. The idea that we need to subsidize projects to lay hard-wire internet cable to rural areas is ridiculous. But then, this isn’t so much about internet access as internet control.
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