On November 15th, the Federal Communications Commission will vote to put President Biden's "digital equity" plan in place. But what is it and will it destroy the internet? Here's a quick breakdown.
What's Biden Planning?
On the surface, the Biden administration claims that the goal of this bill is to prevent "digital discrimination."
It states the idea is to empower the FCC to "adopt rules to establish a framework to facilitate equal access to broadband internet access service by preventing digital discrimination of access to that service based on income level, race, ethnicity, color, religion and national origin."
But there is more underneath the surface.
If this bill passes, the FCC would be empowered to regulate every internet service provider (ISP).
They would have full control of a multitude of things such as:
- network upgrades
- network maintenance
- data caps and throttling
- customer service
- service suspension
What's the Impact?
This bill would put the FCC in complete control of how ISPs do business in America.
They would establish rules and regulations to strangle the free market with government policies.
The FCC would dictate prices to consumers, tower and satellite locations, and expansion of services by your local ISP.
It will result in poorer service, higher prices, and less privacy for every US citizen.
The ISPs could even become an extension of the government itself if they aren't already.
Even people within the FCC hate this bill. Commissioner Brendan Carr calls the Biden administration's plan for the internet an "unlawful power grab."
Carr warns, "For the first time ever, those rules would give the federal government a roving mandate to micromanage nearly every aspect of how the internet functions..."