Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Reality check on net neutrality rhetoric

Net neutrality is a government takeover of the Internet and a threat to online freedom. Or it’s the best way to stop cable companies from breaking websites and creating an online world of haves and have-nots.

The escalating fight over the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules is sprouting a classic feature of Washington political battles — bombastic rhetoric designed to stir up partisan passions. Both supporters and opponents of Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal have turned to dramatic language to shape the debate, painting ominous pictures about the future of the Internet and turning a wonky regulatory issue into a full-blown D.C. brawl.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/fcc-net-neutrality-rules-political-rhetoric-115436.html

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