Social Media Law-The FCC’s new rules are a heavy-handed government takeover of the Internet.

Illinois Social Media Law, Social Media Tips, BreakingNews,  Chicago

 Friday, February 27, 2015

Why #NETNEUTRALITY is very BAD for #AMERICA !!! @WND

 1. The FCC’s new rules  are a heavy-handed government takeover of the Internet.

Under the new rules, broadband Internet is classified as a public utility for the first time ever. This gives the government wide control of private companies like Comcast, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable, reducing their incentives to invest in their respective networks. Without this investment, broadband technology will develop more slowly, and prices will be higher for consumers. 

2. Net neutrality  subsidizes large companies like Netflix and Facebook who don’t need it.


In November, it was widely reported that Netflix alone accounts for over 35 percent of all Internet traffic in the US. If broadband providers were able to charge Netflix a small fee for the high volume of data they send, they could pass that money onto consumers in the form of lower monthly bills. 

3. Americans are OPPOSED

CBS News reported that two in three Americans are opposed to the idea of government regulating the Internet. Other polls show that opposition to net neutrality is even higher. 

4. The new regulations  will stifle free speech.

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