said by 25139889:
the FCC had nothing to do with those searches and taps. that was the NSA and ATT. the FCC can NOT order something like that to be done. Especially since they're only power is to make rules not laws. The ISPs and telcos can basically tell them to take a flying leap on most of their "policies" and "rules" anyway.
Doesn't matter the agency.. FCC, DOJ.. Bush 2's administrations gutted any sense of a democracy.. not since the relocation of Japanese during WWII have human rights been trampled upon so heavy handed. 94% of those policies are still rubber stamped by the Obama administration. So much for that top-down review we were supposed to have in 2008 to get rid of bad policies at the federal level.
Lastly, with very piss-poor upstream.. CentryTel and Comcast can't be of much use to botnets. The fast upstream of FTTP would be quite useful, though.