Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn suggested that:
“..the new net neutrality rules served to further broader goals of justice and civil rights.”
If you had any doubt that the Federal Government did not have an agenda for internet regulation, or that it was anything more than staking claim as to where their vision for the next theatre of political operation will be…let that doubt be removed.
This wasn’t supposed to be about serving broader goals. It was supposed to be about free and open internet. I’ve stated this countless times: The net neutrality debate has been obfuscated by Washington. It was clear when they began victimizing the ISP customer, vilifying the last mile ISP, completely disregarding the CDN and their transit provider, and chanting, “Big Business”, “Corporations” and “Monopoly” but could never show one time where there was ever a purposeful throttle in the context of anti-competitiveness.
The Internet was supposed to be a place where we could discuss politics, not a place that should be controlled by politicians.