11.10.2011 0

Senate allows FCC to move forward with net-neutrality

In a 52-46 vote, the Senate sided with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in it’s efforts to regulate the internet. The Senate rejected a measure that would overturn the FCC’s new net-neutrality regulations, a measure that Obama had promised to veto had it cleared the Senate.

Americans for Limited Government (ALG) had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FCC to see all communications between the FCC and the heavily Obama affiliated Google Inc..

Surprisingly, the original FOIA request was rejected for technical reasons. The FCC didn’t believe that there was a public interest in releasing this information and declined to release the information unless what would likely be substantial fees were paid to it. The FOIA has been re-submitted with additional information and is currently pending in front of the FCC. ALG has submitted hundreds of FOIA’s and was shocked to see that the agency which wants to control the internet is refusing to reveal if their actions are motivated by craven political purposes.

Also, for those wondering what Net Neutrality is, watch this informative video:

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