Via Breitbart: Google and Amazon Join Net Neutrality Protest
Tech giants Google and Amazon have joined an online protest aiming to derail a bill that would roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules.
Bloomberg reports that tech giants Google and Amazon have joined Facebook, Twitter, and 70,000 other sites and organizations in an online protest aiming to prevent the passing of a bill that would roll back net neutrality rules brought in under the Obama administration. On Wednesday, the websites will tell users about the planned change to net neutrality rules and ask them to contact Congress and the Federal Communications Commission voicing their disapproval of the bill.
More Via American Thinker: Articles: Net Neutrality: Trump’s Next Big Target
The Trump Administration has been clear and outspoken in their conviction that net neutrality is a clear regulatory overreach. And recently, White House spokesman Sean Spicer has verbally confirmed that President Trump will be working on ways to reverse neutrality rules in the coming months.
The Evolution of the Internet
The internet has evolved pretty rapidly over the past 20 years. Most adults remember the days of dialup service, where sounds like these meant you were tapping into the World Wide Web. Then, there was DSL and high-speed internet. At the time, the speed seemed incredible — but looking back, things essentially moved at a snail’s pace. Then we got Wi-Fi, which allowed us to wirelessly connect to the internet. And now there are mobile hotspots, which let you wirelessly connect anywhere you are, even when there isn’t a Wi-Fi network in your immediate location.
Over the years, the internet has evolved — but one thing has remained consistent: liberals have aimed to regulate it. For decades, they’ve wanted to attach chains to the internet and put the government in charge. And finally, under the globalist reign of former President Barack Obama, these left-wing puppets got their wish in the form of net neutrality.
Using language that was eerily similar to his explanation of universal healthcare, Obama explained why he was pushing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin enforcing net neutrality in November 2014 by saying, “We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas. I believe the FCC should create a new set of rules protecting net neutrality and ensuring that neither the cable company nor the phone company will be able to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online.”
What most people don’t realize is that net neutrality is anything but a push for freedom and preservation of the internet. It’s a direct assault on the principles of free market economics, which have shown (time and time again) that a lack of government interference creates higher supply, lower prices, and better service.
But Obama and his minions tried to convince the American people that unlimited access and government-dictated scarcity are good things. (If that sounds a lot like failed ObamaCare, that’s because it is.) In doing so, he set “Big Brother” up to control the evolution of the internet moving forward.
The internet grew exponentially because of innovation that was only possible due to the lack of overbearing regulations.