Net Neutrality Attacked Again in 2014 By: David Rader II on January 20, 2014 @ 12:58 AM
The internet is not a communication medium. The internet is not a utility. It is not useful.
The New York Times website says:
"But since the Internet is not considered a utility under federal law, the court said, it is not subject to regulations banning the arrangements."
I looked up the definition of utility from Dictionary.com:
"2. something useful; a useful thing."
It fits almost every other definition too, aside from fertilizer. I think it's more of a utility than the traditional phone system at this point, don't you? In fact- many phones run through the internet now! All Comcast phones, more & more Verizion phones (east coast vendors) require internet access, Skype & many, many more.
Seriously, how silly can this get? Years ago they ruled free speech wasn't protected on the internet, because it's not technically a communication medium. I'm pretty sure those people are in heaven now, so please just let the laws state what things actually are!
Maybe even... re-write the laws for communication devices!