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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
I don't think you fully understand the concept behind the FCC regulating the net. By the FCC implementing "rules" that govern, in acted by the USG ( as well as other gov.t's as well ), they will be able to not only allow internet service providers to charge by the bandwidth, instead of a monthly flat rate, they'll be able to extort money for actual usage. Furthermore, by implementing rules, the USG now has the opportunity to select what websites that can be viewed. Preventing people like us, who come to ATS for knowledge, debates, and growth.
Also, the USG has always wanted to get their fingers in online purchasing. Most purchases done online are completed tax free. And I remember a while back, the big hoop la about that. The USG was up in arms that they didn't get their " share " of monies within the transaction.
This if passed in its entirety, will be the beginning of the end for the internet as we know it.