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Monday, February 14, 2011

FCC Commissioner Admits: "Nothing Is Broken With the Internet, Feds Should Leave It Alone"

It would seem that there is some sanity at the FCC.

According to an Article on World Net Daily, an FCC Commissioner said the Government should not regulate the Internet because it's not "broken":

"WASHINGTON – Robert McDowell, one of the five Federal Communications commissioners, told the Conservative Political Action Conference that the Internet has worked, and is working, because the federal government largely has so far left it alone.

But he warned this weekend that it was just weeks ago, at a Dec. 21 meeting, when the FCC "crossed an important regulatory Rubicon that is anti-freedom. It decided, in a 3-2 vote, to initiate regulations of the Internet."

"What is wrong with that? ... First, nothing is broken on the Internet. Nothing needs fixing. The government does not need to interfere. The FCC does not have the authorty to do what it did," he said.

He warned the FCC, with its decision, was defying a court order from early last year.

He said, "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit – as well as a large bipartisan majority of Congress. Three hundred two members of Congress wrote to the FCC – including 86 Democrats – saying leave this matter to Congress or don't do anything at all or something along those lines: Certainly don't do what you're about to do."

But he said the FCC went ahead.

"Would we think this was a good idea if the government started dictating how newspapers could manipulate this concept in a newspaper? Of course not," he said"


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