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FCC to Vote on Internet Regulation Plan Despite Economic Warnings

Posted by Brian Borgman on December 20, 2010

Lawmakers are on high alert as the Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote on a plan to regulate the Internet despite warnings that it could choke industry investment and hurt the economy as a whole.

Scary stuff!  This is a very disturbing story for me.  I, for one, believe the government already has their nose in way to much of our personal lives as it is.  Unfortunately, if you think about how much each of us is online each and everyday, this would give the government even more access into our everyday personal and work life and habits.  The government continues to regulate industry after industry in the guise of our personal protection and fairness for all.  However, the truth of the matter is, the more regulation and intervention they create for our “protection”, the more red tape created which in turn causes higher prices and continues to create a divide in our society between the “have’s” and the “have not’s”.

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