House Republicans took the first step in blocking the Federal Trade Federal Communications Commission’s authority over Net Neutrality. A 15 – 8 vote was taken on the issue by the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology to remove whats left of the Net Neutrality rules that the FTC enacted early in December. Those ruled would prohibit Internet providers from deliberately blocking legal websites or Internet services.
As a conservative (notice not Republican or Tea Party), I am ashamed that the House would try to remove the rules. At this point open internet is a right and no ISP has the right to block certain websites or slow them down. Right now ISPs say it is cost related but sooner or later politicians that do not agree with the companies will have their presence on the internet blocked and from there on you would see almost a firewall likes China’s. You don’t have to have a degree in political science to see this.