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7 Things the Left Said Would Happen If We Ended Net Neutrality

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7 Things the Left Said Would Happen If We Ended Net Neutrality

On 06.12.18 01:00 PM posted by Jeremiah Poff

The Federal Communications Commission’s short-lived “net neutrality” rules officially ended Monday, replaced by a measure the agency says will keep the internet open to all while protecting consumers.

In a*statement*on its website, the FCC said the new regulations “will protect the open internet that consumers cherish while paving the way for better, faster, cheaper internet access.”

The agency said its Restoring Internet Freedom Order “replaces unnecessary, heavy-handed regulations dating back to 1934 with strong consumer protections, increased transparency, and commonsense regulations that will promote investment and broadband deployment.”

James Gattuso, a senior research fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, noted that the net neutrality rules were put in place only in 2015, and “the explosion of creativity, innovation, access, and choice on the web began and existed long before that.”

Opponents on the left have predicted numerous negative results for consumers from repeal of the rules, ranging from an inconvenience to an outright catastrophe.

Chances are, you’ve accessed the internet to read this article and so can be glad that one or more of the dire predictions hasn’t come to pass. Here are just seven of them:

1.* Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., said repealing the old rules would mean “the end of the internet as we know it.”

Sanders, a Democrat presidential candidate in 2016, said in a video:
A disastrous decision, it will impact every American. It will give huge advantages to big corporations over small businesses, to big media companies over smaller media outlets. We’ve gotta do everything we can to defeat this thing in the courts, and defeat it legislatively.

This is the end of the internet as we know it. In Congress and in the courts we must fight back. #NetNeutrality pic.twitter.com/ExKx7LFZwj

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 14, 2017

2. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., created a thread on Twitter where he said the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality would limit a couple’s ability to “Netflix and chill.”
Without #NetNeutrality when a couple is streaming their favorite #Netflix show but it keeps lagging and killing the mood, who will be to blame?

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 27, 2018

3. Schumer also said it would preclude streaming a Yankees game on a cellphone.
[THREAD] Without #NetNeutrality when you’re trying to stream the @Yankees game on your phone and you miss every other pitch, who will be to blame?

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 27, 2018

4. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or *GLAAD, called repeal an “attack” on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, because “the internet is a lifeline for LGBTQ people to build community support networks and access LGBTQ resources on history, suicide prevention, and health.”

The group added that “allowing broadband providers to regulate access is a direct and unconscionable attack on freedom of expression.”

5. Feminist*lawyer Sandra Fluke called repeal an attack on “reproductive freedom,” citing the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, or NARAL.
Killing #NetNeutrality would kill access to abortion information. Before tomorrow's vote, take action with @NARAL to demand the @FCC keep internet open for #ReproFreedom https://t.co/RaTuPF9VlY

— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) December 14, 2017

6. Senate Democrats warned that repealing the rules would mean extremely slow internet speeds.














time.#savethenet #savetheinternet #netneutrality #onemorevote

— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) February 27, 2018

7. Singer, entertainer, and apparent tech expert Cher said Comcast and Google would limit what consumers may see online.
Net Neutrality means
Trump can Change The
Internet ??It Will Include LESS AMERICANS NOT MORE??
Now Comcast,AT&T,Google

— Cher (@cher) November 22, 2017

The post 7 Things the Left Said Would Happen If We Ended Net Neutrality appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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