CXM_Splicer Looking at the bigger picture Premium join:2011-08-11 NYC kudos:1
RE: FCC's Internet authority in balance
quote:Verizon also claimed that by dictating the traffic that it must carry over its network, the rules violate its First Amendment right to free speech.
I know this has been discussed in here before but I still don't understand this... does 'Free Speech' somehow include the right/ability to censor or limit the free speech of others on your network? The FCC shouldn't be allowed to regulate Verizon but Verizon should be allowed to regulate its customers?
It's simpler than that: none of this has anything to do with "Free Speech" as referenced in the Bill of Rights (which has only to do with govt. censorship). Verizon thinks it has the right to breach its contract with its customers as it sees fit (whether or not they actually do it--as other ISPs do); the FCC is saying that they don't have that "right" (because they don't).