Friday, June 19, 2015

208.2 - Footnote: GOPpers trying to prevent FCC from enforcing Net neutrality

Footnote: GOPpers trying to prevent FCC from enforcing Net neutrality

Or rather, it will be good news if we get that far because there is a Footnote to this, because what the corporate lackeys in law firms could not accomplish, the corporate lackeys in Congress are trying to:

On June 10, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Committee passed out its appropriations bill for fiscal 2016. One item cut the budget of the FCC by nearly 20%, down to $315 million, and includes a provision saying that none of those funds can be used to "implement, administer, or enforce" the rules on Net neutrality until three corporate-driven legal challenges are fully resolved - which of course could take years.

Simply put, this is a cheap, backdoor way to try to do the bidding of the telecomms and block Net neutrality and doing it this sneaky way, buried deep in a $20 billion appropriations bill, because they know that the public, including an overwhelming number of self-described conservatives, support Net neutrality.

They really are quite shameless.

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