In July of 2014, I wrote a piece about the lack of internet access in rural America.
Read Here: Data Usage Limits and Agenda 21
Net Neutrality is now what everyone is talking about. The FCC is going to straiten this nonsense out. Or will it? The right tells us that we have always had net neutrality and this regulatory bullshit will just screw us over. Government solutions never work. Only the free market can save us. The left tells us how unfair the system is because there is no real choice so therefore no real free market in the internet provider game. This new system will be the great internet equalizer.
The reality of the situation has not been spelled out by either the left or right. As usual, the debate rages without all the facts presented. In truth, rural America will again be ritually sacrificed in the board room and on the Congressional floor to the gods of profit. Satellite internet will remain rural America’s only “choice” for internet and data usage limits will ensure maximum profit for the Psychopaths in Charge.
The left is correct in that the system is unfair but wrong again that a government solution will fix the problem. The government created the problem and will keep the current system in place with the illusion of progress to keep the Progressives happy until the next pet project. The right is correct about one thing, more regulation will get us nowhere. But the right is wholeheartedly wrong when pushing the idea that we have had net neutrality all along and that there is such a thing as the free market. Rural America has never had net neutrality and never will. Rural America will continue to languish in the internet ghetto and the Psychopaths in Charge will continue to profit off the backs of their slaves.
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