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]
If the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of association means anything at all, it should mean the freedom not to associate. If we respect freedom of speech, Americans should reject any compulsion whatsoever in political speech. And if the government is going to force you to do something, it better have an awfully good reason for it.
Freedom of speech and association are at the core of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which challenges public-employee unions’ right to collect “agency shop fees” for collective bargaining purposes. Rebecca Friedrichs, an…
"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]