Free Speech Takes Another Shot…Maybe

Rumors are flying all over the Internet that the FCC may regulate Internet lines days before Christmas!

The FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a Christmas gift in store for the phone and cable industry: it may move ahead on its controversial net-neutrality regulations three days before Christmas.

An FCC source confirmed on Friday that the commission plans to push its December meeting back by a week, meaning it will fall on the 22nd of the month. That’s the same meeting in which analysts say the agency may move forward on its controversial net-neutrality proposal.

Though the FCC has not confirmed that it will vote on net neutrality this year, rumors are swirling that it will. 

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[Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.)] said “it appears that Chairman [Julius] Genachowski is trying to slip it under the radar and hope no one notices.”

In case you’re rusty on the idea of Net Neutrality, here’s Steven Kinsella from the Mises Institute with “A Libertarian Take on Net Neutrality“.

I leave you with a quote from Cass Sunstein, admin of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs:

The word ‘voluntary’ is a little complicated. And sometimes people don’t do what’s best for our society.

Yes, Cass. People don’t always do what’s best for our society, do they?

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