The only ignorance here is yours, as it is you who doesn't understand what he is speaking to.
Originally Posted by CMPancake
He is speaking to Obama's proposal to have the FCC classify the internet as a Utility.
Do you really not understand that?
Btw, you forgot to include the information as to what he was speaking to in your quote.
He is speaking to regulation by the FCC that classifying it as a Utility would bring forth.
In short, net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet. It would put the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered, leading to fewer choices, fewer opportunities and higher prices.
President Obama this week came out aggressively for net neutrality and turning the Internet into a public utility. Some in the online community have embraced this call, thinking that cheaper prices would result. But when has that worked? Government-regulated utilities invariably destroy innovation and freedom. Which is more innovative, the U.S. Postal Service or Facebook and Twitter? Which is better for consumers, city taxi commissions or Uber and Lyft?
If the federal government seizes the power to regulate Internet pricing and goods and services, the regulations will never end.
And as pointed out previously, in a post that you even liked, he, like most folks, want it to remain the way it is.
In the past, such a person would have to know the right people and raise substantial start-up capital to get a brick-and-mortar store running. Not anymore. The Internet is the great equalizer when it comes to jobs and opportunity. We should make a commitment, right now, to keep it that way.