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Tech Neanderthals as Regulators?

Adrian Moore
December 29, 2010, 11:57am

As FCC aggressively takes and end run around Congress and asserts the power to regulate the highly competitive world of Internet access--in order to "ensure fairness" of course--realize there is no problem they seek to solve, just a theory that a problem might come up at some point.

I can't help but think about how hopelessly behind the regulators always are in high tech areas.  Their fumbling efforts, always a few steps behind the latest technology and the latest thing the kids are using to take advantage of the Internet will be nothing but a hindrance to progress.

Nate Beeler's cartoon captures it well:

FCC political cartoon

Adrian Moore is Vice President, Policy

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