FCC Commissioner Blasts “Bloated Profits” of Verizon/Google Internet Plan

Verizon/GoogleFCC Commissioner Michael Copps just announced that the public shouldn’t stand for deals “that exchange Internet freedom for bloated profits. And he forcefully mocked the tiered-data plans of the “Verizon-Google gaggle,” accusing them of wanting “gated communities for the affluent.”

Instead of letting Verizon create a ghetto of reduced-quality internet service, the commissioner warns the audience against proposals that would “vastly diminish” the internet’s importance, blasting “special interests and gatekeepers and toll-booth collectors who will short-circuit what this great new technology can do for our country.” He concludes by acknowledging that “you can’t blame companies for seeking to protect their own interests. But you can blame policy-makers if we let them get away with it!””

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Thats an astonishing burst of spirit from an otherwise defunct placeholder organization. I’d love to see that rhetoric become the law of the land…because unless you feel like spending 89.99 a mo for a package high enough valued to include the right to visit smaller sites like Disinfo…tiered service will butcher the web until sites like this can’t even generate the traffic to stay afloat and just evaporate. After that it’ll be just MSM big leaguers and a few of the largest porn sites.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Thats an astonishing burst of spirit from an otherwise defunct placeholder organization. I’d love to see that rhetoric become the law of the land…because unless you feel like spending 89.99 a mo for a package high enough valued to include the right to visit smaller sites like Disinfo…tiered service will butcher the web until sites like this can’t even generate the traffic to stay afloat and just evaporate. After that it’ll be just MSM big leaguers and a few of the largest porn sites.

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