One of America's leading authorities on technology and telecom policy, Motley is a writer, television and radio commentator, political and policy strategist, lecturer, debater, activist, and policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.
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Twice now the D.C. Circuit Court has unanimously thrown out the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Net Neutrality power grab. Have said grabbers been at all chastened by these rebukes? Sadly, no.
Barely over a month after the FCC’s second rejection, we get this:
Likely forcing yet another company or two to waste millions of dollars and tens of thousands of hours suing to – hopefully – fend off the Leviathan.
Meanwhile, it’s time for Congress to rein in this Administration’s unilateral authoritarianism. Cut the FCC’s budget – and refuse to restore funding until the FCC restores sanity and stops trying to illegally impose Net Neutrality.
After all, it is Congress’ job to pass Net Neutrality legislation – thereby creating the legal authority for the FCC to impose it. Otherwise known as the cart-after-the-horse approach.
Congress should at the very least be offended by the FCC usurping their jobs right out from under them.
We are drowning in Obama Administration illegal power grabs. Congress must finally do something to stop it. The FCC yet again assaulting with Net Neutrality about the only functional economic sector going is a great place to start.
Please Congress – throw us and the economy a lifeline. Cut some of the many FCC purse strings – until they cut this stuff out.
[First posted at PJ Media.]