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B-HO endorses it so it must be great, right? The problem with the theory that net neutrality means everyone keeps their hands off is that it's wrong. Never trust the government to run ANYTHING as they are the worst equipped to perform the function, whatever it may be. As my friends in the 70's used to say, "They could f-up a steel ball in a sandbox." This morning I found that my disdain was well founded, at least in one area (and many more, I'm sure). Title II common carriers are required to "contribute" to what's called the Universal Service Fund - a government program to bring telecommunications services to underserved areas with the goal of universal coverage. The USF tax amounts to more than a 16% charge on top of consumers' bills. So the bumper sticker sounds great; the reality is probably much worse than just this one point. Who knows what other strings will be attached?

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  • Chet_Manly

    Chet_Manly 6 years ago

    Are you insinuating that 'ol trustworthy Barry is Trojan-horsing a redistribution policy into yet another feel good issue? Well I for one, am shocked. Shocked, I tell you!
    I'm sure this is also critical and time sensitive; an issue that just can't wait and we should just pass it so that we can learn what's in it. Then when the negative elements of Net Neutrality emerge, the media will all remind us how much worse things would be if this "helpful" and "necessary" policy hadn't been enacted.
    Yeah, I see no need for concern here...

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