“Today’s decision by the FCC to encumber broadband Internet services with badly antiquated regulations is a radical step that presages a time of uncertainty for consumers, innovators and investors.”
This FCC ruling is lame.
“Over the past two decades a bipartisan, light-touch policy approach unleashed unprecedented investment and enabled the broadband Internet age consumers now enjoy.”
Over the past two decades, we’ve been allowed to do what we want. We like that. Just don’t you worry that the culmination of this capitalistic anarchy has resulted in the United States having some of the slowest, unreliable access to the Internet in the entire world.
“The FCC today chose to change the way the commercial Internet has operated since its creation. Changing a platform that has been so successful should be done, if at all, only after careful policy analysis, full transparency, and by the legislature, which is constitutionally charged with determining policy. As a result, it is likely that history will judge today’s actions as misguided.”
You politicians don’t know how to do your jobs. This is how you create policy: analysis, transparency, and legislature. And even though you may have already done all that, it didn’t meet with the outcome we wanted so you must have done something wrong. We paid for a different outcome!
“The FCC’s move is especially regrettable because it is wholly unnecessary. The FCC had targeted tools available to preserve an open Internet, but instead chose to use this order as an excuse to adopt 300- plus pages of broad and open- ended regulatory arcana that will have unintended negative consequences for consumers and various parts of the Internet ecosystem for years to come.”
Everything was just fine before you butted your big, collective noses into our affairs. And we’ll huff and puff and craft whimsically clever phrases like ‘broad and open-ended regulatory arcana’ in an effort to shoehorn in the phrase ‘negative consequences for consumers’ into a sentence. Abandon all hope, ye who enter!
“What has been and will remain constant before, during and after the existence of any regulations is Verizon’s commitment to an open Internet that provides consumers with competitive broadband choices and Internet access when, where, and how they want.”
Something about Verizon customers, who rock because they tolerate us charging such ridiculous fees for access to the Internet. By the way, did we mention this FCC ruling is lame?