It does not appear that the FCC is letting a recent court decision against the agency and is proposing some 60 regulations to provide broadband services to all in the U.S. Some feel that the FCC could face an up hill battle in their goal to bring broadband services to low incomes families as well as service to rural areas.
In a recent article it stated the following:
The court ruling jeopardizes parts of the FCC’s plan, including subsidies for broadband, and the agency should bring Internet service under rules used for telephones, the advocacy group Public Knowledge said in an e-mailed statement.
Subjecting Internet service to telephone rules would have “far-reaching and destructive consequences,” including lawsuits, AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. said in a Feb. 22 letter to the FCC.
It would seem that the large Internet providers are circling the wagons to try and stop broadband for all. It seems these large corporations do not want the U.S. to be part of the 21st century, as other countries continue to pull ahead in the services being offered.
I personally believe that these companies do need to stop the FCC so that we can continue to lag behind and keep the Internet in the hands of only those who can afford it. These conglomerates need to raise rates as well, throttle back on services and milk every dollar they can out of the consumer.
Of course I do not believe any of what I just said, but it is safe to predict this is what most likely will happen.