The Cost of Netneutrality
Regulator OK ‘Netneutrality’ Rules for Internet Providers
From the article:
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.
It’s not true that consumers would see new taxes right away. The Internet Tax Freedom Act bans taxes on Internet access, although that bill expires in October. While Congress is expected to renew that legislation, it’s conceivable that states could eventually push Congress for the ability to tax Internet service now that it has been deemed a vital public utility.
“Read my lips. More Internet taxes are coming. It’s just a matter of when,” Commissioner Pai said.
Hm…so, this will be coming up for a vote in October? The internet was not previously subject to taxes.
That’s a pretty sneaky way to increase your taxes if the states push for a change? Probably state AND federal taxes.
Not to mention, the public will probably get hit with the cost of the lawyer’s fee’s in your bill when the companies take this to court.
As though your bill isn’t high enough already huh?