The internet has grown to an unimagined scope and reach over the last ten years. It has done so with little to no regulation, interference, or support from the government.
So naturally, we need to keep it from getting worse by having people who don’t understand it regulate it.
The FCC acted out of fear that some isolated instances of telecommunications companies restricting access to phone and other services from competitors would become more frequent. And that could change the Internet for the worse, said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.
“What we were trying to head off is changes that would close the Internet, stifle the incredible innovation and investment that we’ve seen,” Genachowski said.
Our Government, solving problems that don’t exist yet by making sure something that has developed with no government regulation is finally now regulated.