The Seminal Watercooler: John McCain, Internet Luddite, and Net Neutrality

What is John McCain, who admits to not knowing how to use a computer, doing introducing a bill to block net neutrality?

The FCC voted unanimously yesterday to move forward with the debate in an effort to formalize net neutrality guidelines. Senator John McCain followed up by introducing a bill that would prohibit the FCC from governing communications.

McCain’s bill, the Internet Freedom Act, seeks to do the opposite of what its name implies by ensuring that broadband and wireless providers can discriminate and throttle certain traffic while giving preferential treatment to other traffic. Basically, those in power or those who pay more will have better access. Apparently we have different definitions of ‘freedom’.

Given the circumstances, you know this was written by lobbyists.

What’s on your mind tonight?

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