Trump team leader wants an end to net neutrality


Expect to pay more for all those streaming videos, and much more.

From The Register:

Supporters of net neutrality are preparing to defend FCC regulations passed two years ago in the face of what is increasingly looking like a determined effort by the Trump Administration to undermine them.

Earlier this week, Trump named a third person to his FCC transition team and, as with the previous two, she is a vocal opponent to net neutrality rules.

“Net neutrality sounds good, but it means different things to different people, making it easy for special interests to manipulate it for narrow political ends,” argued Roslyn Layton in January of 2015, in a post published soon after the Open Internet Order was approved in a partisan 3-2 vote by the FCC.

She continued: “Using their own definitions, companies such as Netflix hijack the language of net neutrality to lobby for regulatory favors.”

In many respects, her opposition to net neutrality is what defines Layton – as well as the other two transition heads, Jeff Eisenach and Mark Jamison – more than any other attribute or position.

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