Recently we had a discussion about the US giving up some control over ICANN (domain names) and now we have a bill coming up for a vote that has far more ominous ramifications for the internet.
The internet neutrality bill would give the government the power to control and censor the web. The name "internet neutrality" is deceiving and does not tell the whole story. The internet is thriving and does not need the government meddling and imposing THEIR rules and limitations. Just like the spam laws, its going to be impossible to enforce. Oh sure they can beat Americans over the head and force them to comply, but what about the rest of the world? Spammers are prosecuted here, but has your spam slowed down? Of course not, if anything it keeps multiplying exponentially. We need to allow the companies that have built the internet to continue innovating and growing the web. For the companies to grow, they will come up with solutions to the problems. Creating rules & regs by our politicians is not the way to solve the problems.
I say hands off of the internet!