Mr. Obama, unfortunately, has fallen for the #TitleII argument for regulating the #internet, erroneously arguing that the internet has been operating via net neutrality since the beginning of time. Wrong.
Certain traffic has always been sent before others because of the traffic’s makeup i.e. e-mail versus video. Title II would create various levels of internet service just like it did for telephone service. Also, Title II regulation means FCC and state approval of new services, just like Title II required of telephone services.
For those of us who worked in telecommunications regulation, we witnessed first hand how long and burdensome the approval process is for new services. Bottom line, if you want to see a slow down in the introduction of new internet services, go ahead and throw your support behind the President and Title II/net neutrality.
The President may have been a great constitutional law professor, but on telecommunications law, he needs to do his homework…..