Anytime the criminals in government plan to “regulate” something, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will end up being robbed blind and kicked in the nuts.
Criminal politicians collude with major industry on a regular basis to “regulate” markets in the industries favor. Regulations exclusively serve to drive out low cost competitors and drive up startup costs. ABSOLUTELY NO LEGISLATION HAS EVER PASSED CONGRESS THAT BENEFITS CONSUMERS – EVER – NEVER EVER – GET THAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD. CONGRESS HAS NEVER PASSED A REGULATORY LAW THAT ACTUALLY CREATED A NET BENEFIT FOR CONSUMERS, ONLY THEIR POLITICALLY CONNECTED CORPORATE FRIENDS.
CONSUMERS ARE WORTHLESS PEONS THAT DO NOT PROVIDE OUR OVERLORDS WITH JUNKETS, KICKBACKS, BRIBES, OR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.
In this vein, Reason Magazine explains why “net neutrality” is nothing more than an attempt to needlessly regulate ISPs in order to keep startup competitors from entering the market.
By preventing all ISPs from offering metered rates based on usage, smaller competitors will have an incredibly difficult time entering the market against the large pre-existing ISPs. This “camel’s nose under the tent” is the first step to giving the FCC total control over the internet.
If the FCC can manage to get the power to regulate ISPs through the courts, they will eventually get the power to regulate the entire net for any arbitrary reason. This would obviously result in the death of the free internet.