Re: Gut The FCC
said by FFH:exactly; then our broadband would be as good as in countries like Somalia, where there is no gov't:
... Get government out of the business of broadband.
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers
The latest value for Fixed broadband Internet subscribers in Somalia was 0.00 as of 2008. Over the past 7 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 0.00 in 2008 and 0.00 in 2001.
Definition: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology.
Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.
Forest Hills, NY
Re: Gut The FCC Do you really think that the reason Somalia lacks broadband is lack of government regulation?
I am usually pretty liberal, but that is ridiculous.
I believe the FCC should regulate the airwaves, which we, as citizens, own. This is also, coincidentally, what they are required to do by international treaty.
Cable and telephone companies do not use the "airwaves", and therefore should not be regulated (other than for signal leakage, any microwave transmissions, etc.)