‘Tiered Internet’ – or – Extortion, the legal way

This is just plain sickening: FCC Comissioner Martin expressed understanding for the plans of the large telcos like AT&T to extort Internet web sites and services. While some arguments brought forth might be valid, in the end the consumers actually pay the ISP and telcos to get access to all internet sites with any traffic they (the customers) like. As far as I am concerned, creating a ‘multi-tiered’ internet is getting dangerously close to limiting free speech. To me this is a great example of over-regulation and monopolies harming individuals rights.

Tags: Regulation, FCC, Internet

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