I wrote the other day that the SEC’s new Net Neutrality regulation – that’s right, the SEC (read here and here) – reveals that Net Neutrality regulation of the Internet is here to stay. In that post, I also thanked the public interest groups that helped foist this rule on the Internet.
If you think I was being smug, here’s some cheerleading on the SEC’s ruling from Net Neutrality’s biggest fan, Free Press:
If the shareholders at AT&T and other companies pass the resolution on wireless Net Neutrality — and if the telecoms actually comply with the resolution’s mandate — that will get us one step closer to a world in which true Net Neutrality reigns supreme.
One step closer. I can hardly wait until we reach that Utopia. Of course, we saw this coming. Last year, when the FCC rule became official, one public interest group slapped the FCC on the back, hailing the rule as “a good start.” I’ll say. From the FCC to the SEC, to who knows where next?
Sadly, one place the illegal rule won’t take us is to a place called growth & innovation.