There is stiff opposition to FCC Fast Lane Reformshttp://m.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/objections-from-inside-outside-fcc-shake-net-neutrality-proposal/2014/05/08/9c16bb74-d6de-11e3-aae8-c2d44bd79778_story.html?tid=hpModule_88854bf0-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394
These are my concerns....it is good that Google has concerns over free speech...so they say in the article above. Government...'s need to keep their grubby hands of the Internet. At the moment government's only have a few levers over Google and Facebook and other companies.
They have their closed door meetings with Obama but if Obama gets his way with the FCC and FEC.... to stifle online media of the conservative kind he can do it for any kind. Clearly the idea is to reverse engineer the internet by putting tolls online. It would be like a toll being applied to all existing and proposed roads for the driver on a freeway. To surf online you would have to pay a toll rather than travelling on a dirt road. As soon as you introduce tolls you have regulation and the more regulation the better for these illiberals in the Democrats.
They want as many levers to pull as possible and the federal government wants to be pulling the levers of censorship and not leave it as the status quo with irregular meetings and public tiffs with Google or Facebook. What this would do is have the internet pulled up...by way of a toll..into a government licensing system.
Wheras Google and Facebook can charge what they like at present for listings and advertisement this could be regulated through the Fast Lane. Before you know it we would all be paying tolls and have the content regulated under FCC and FEC powers.
We have seen senior management at these agencies warning of the Obama administration wanting to go after their political opponents.
One other thing that would happen like with the health industry is that these fast lane provisers would always be applying to up fees based on maintaing what they say is an optimal service as more people use the bandwidth. This again would put the power in the hands of the regulator for approving or denying increases.
Again their is potential for manipulation here of these proposed fast lanes by government..excluding content or slowing it down for political purposes and coming to arrangements behind the scenes as we saw with the I.R.S.
I don't know about you but I don't want to see a strengthening partnership between ISP's and big Hollywood...online media and the government all working together within a left or right wing culture war framework.
Keep the internet free from this Obama administrations reverse engineering and grubby hands. Their left wing manipulation and deception seems to have no end which follows the FCC wanting monitors to be put in newsrooms being booted out by public opinion.
Theres a big difference between the health industry and the information industry being regulated especially as all news and discussion is almost entirely finding itself online.http://www.techtimes.com/articles/6733/20140509/google-facebook-amazon-et-al-fight-to-protect-net-neutrality-but-why.htm
FEC warns that Obama administration wants to attack them through their operations. http://o.dailycaller.com/all/2014-05-07-fec-chair-government-may-soon-move-to-limit-conservative-media?oswbuild=b1.49&mediaKey=dailycaller&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fdailycaller.com%2F2014%2F05%2F07%2Ffec-chair-government-may-soon-move-to-limit-conservative-media%2F&oswts=1399640900551&width=360&height=567&size=small&olcts=1399640902115