Critics of President Obama’s “net neutrality” plan call it ObamaCare for the Internet.That’s unfair to ObamaCare.
Both ObamaCare and “Obamanet” submit huge industries to complex regulations. Their supporters say the new rules had to be passed before anyone could read them. But at least ObamaCare claimed it would solve long-standing problems.
Obamanet promises to fix an Internet that isn’t broken.
According to a Wall Street Journal report the permissionless Internet, which allows anyone to introduce a website, app or device without government review, ends this week. On Thursday the three Democrats among the five commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission will vote to regulate the Internet under rules written for monopoly utilities.
The next step will be to tax Internet use. It’s a way the feds can gain more control and raise taxes at the same time.