The lobbyist-funded teabag wing of the Republican party machinery is working in close consultation with telecom companies and organizations like the American Cable Association, AT&T, Comcast, and the US Telecom Association to stop the FCC’s planned protection of net neutrality, which was announced last week.
The FCC's move to restore the consensus driven status quo prior to the recent Comcast v. FCC has drawn a lot of heat from conservative/teabagger activists, who claim that the government wants to "take over" the internet. Not surprisingly this claim is completely untrue. Still, is status quo what we really want? Before the legal battles will stop and effective regulation can begin, Congress needs to codify net neutrality policy so that there is legal clarity with consumer protection at its heart.