TechNotes: Market Continues to Work Without FCC Meddling
Throughout the Obama Era, his Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has destructively imposed regulation after regulation upon a tech and telecommunications market that was not broken. Indeed, that sector has thrived like no other in the modern American economy.
An announcement today from Comcast provided just the latest evidence of that thriving market.
Specifically, Executive Vice President of Consumer Services Marcien Jenckes announced an Internet data trial that will introduce a terabyte data plan to its offerings. Beginning June 1, data plans in trial markets will upgrade from 300 gigabytes to one terabyte, regardless of speed.
To place that in perspective, their average customer reportedly uses only 60 gigabytes per month - 940 gigabytes short of a terabyte. A terabyte…[more]
"Saving the economy from a great depression."
That was Barack Obama's response when asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace to identify his "biggest accomplishment."
In Obama's defense, it's not as though he enjoys a Reaganesque litany of accomplishments from which to choose - winning the Cold War, reversing a decade of economic stagnation, restoring America's sense of pride and optimism, etc. With no significant part of the world better off today than when Obama entered office, any "accomplishment" he selected was going to be a stretch. …
"According to a survey commissioned by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, nearly 80 percent of parents favor allowing families to choose which public school their children attend, regardless of where they live.Support rises above 80 percent among Hispanic, black and low-income parents. In all three groups and overall, more than 50 percent of parents 'strongly favor' the concept. ...…[more]