[Also, see the article at https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/02/fcc-rescinds-claim-that-att-and-verizon-violated-net-neutrality/ ]
Understand that " . . . . the practice of favoring certain Internet content by exempting it from customers' data caps," included a clever strategy that was to lead to the abolition of conservative talk. Under Obama tyranny, the plan was this: "favoring . . . certain Internet content" via "net neutrality" eventually meant the end of Conservative Talk Radio, for example. Beginning with Feb 3 of 2017, just 14 days after being sworn in, Trump began his efforts to reverse the damage done to our liberties via the Obama Era assault on the Internet. This blog has argued against "net neutrality" from its rhetorical inception via Obama back in 2009. That "net neutrality" was at the top of Trump's reformation list, tells us that President Trump was much more aware of the seditious nature of the Obama Agenda, coming into the presidency ~ editor.
American Commitment’s Phil Kerpen tells Breitbart News that we need to take back the internet from the tech-socialists:
Net Neutrality is simply the spawn of the tech-socialists, the liberals that want to control the freedom of the internet. Ultraliberal advocacy groups were fueled by $196 million from the Soros and Ford Foundations. Silicon Valley giants like Google sent 250 personnel through the Obama administration and saw regulating ISPs (internet service providers) as a way to guarantee themselves access to below-market rates for bandwidth to benefit their subsidiaries such as YouTube. They achieved this goal by reclassifying internet service providers such as Comcast or Verizon as public monopolies using a Depression-era law designed to regulate the old AT&T Ma Bell telephone monopoly. Obama And the tech-socialists Stole the Internet From the People. Now We Must Take It Back.Phil Kerpen wrote in an op-ed Thursday:
For over a decade, professional liberal organizers and agitators – backed by a tidal wave of big liberal foundations and Silicon Valley corporate money – have told a bizarre scare story that without heavy-handed government regulation, Internet service providers (ISPs) will start blocking what websites you can go to and impede free speech on the Internet. No such thing happened in the approximately two decades that ISPs were unregulated ‘information services’ under the 1996 Telecom Act. Indeed the opposite occurred as robust competition between phone and cable companies – and later wireless companies – drove speeds dramatically higher and consumers benefited from an Internet that innovated beyond our wildest dreams.Kerpen elaborated on the liberal end goals for Net Neutrality:
Robert McChesney, the founder of Free Press, was cited 46 times in the Obama Net Neutrality order. He even openly bragged, ‘At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.Robert McChesney even said that “In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles.”
Kerpen explained that everything changed when Trump was elected. “But you see that all changed when Donald Trump was elected President and nominated Ajit Pai as chairman of the FCC,” he noted. “They are already eliminating onerous regulations at the FCC, and now they can get rid of Net Neutrality.”