Sunday, April 17, 2011

GOP tries to vote away FCC net neutrality rules on red herrings

At the “Public Knowledge” website, Art Brodsky has an article about a GOP-controlled House vote recently to repeal FCC “network neutrality” rules, link here. The vote was 240-179.

Apparently the GOP tried to make hay out of a red herring, claiming that faith-based sites like Koshernet wouldn’t be allowed to exist (they provide filters for religiously objectionable content).  Actually, that would be like saying that the FCC rules would prohibit parental controls for child filtering (the alternative to COPA), which is ridiculous.

The article also reviews the wireless issue, saying that the telecommunications companies agreed with the FCC because the FCC agreed to leave them alone, essentially, with wireless.

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