Is the government mandating
Elections are often interpreted as mandates from the public for certain kinds of action.
But since a politician is not just a symbol of certain policies but also an individual who might happen to have an awfully nice smile, it can be risky to interpret most elections as mandating anything at all.
“Key findings include the following: See what the government did there?
Its new, ridiculously high, completely unnecessary mandated minimum – allows them to then ridiculously inflate the number of people who don’t have “broadband.” By their definition.
In 2015, we were watching streamed HD movies…on our cellular phones, over wireless networks. (Wired broadband – was and is faster still.) All of which is phenomenal private sector performance.
And bizarrely, the government parachuted in – and unilaterally sextupled-plus the mandated minimum for what it considers broadband. Every year, the FCC issues a “Broadband Progress Report.” In which the government (allegedly) assesses how the private sector is doing in deploying broadband.
“The controls continued on gasoline, causing artificial shortages (as price controls usually do) symbolized by gas lines during the 1970s.
Government gets to interlope – if government says it gets to interlope. Which also gets us fake news headlines like this: US Fails its Annual Broadband Deployment Test at FCC Thankfully, the Donald Trump Administration’s FCC is undoing the Obama FCC’s ridiculous mandated minimum – and thereby un-triggering the government’s self-appointment to unnecessarily impose itself upon the broadband marketplace.
Get this: On the Web, nothing consumes more broadband than video.
Whatever consumes the second greatest amount of broadband – isn’t even close to what video consumes.
The FCC isn’t even going back to the perfectly great speeds of 2015. Because as is always the case with government minimum and maximum mandates – the results would have been simply, extraordinarily awful.
They are more than doubling them – download upped from 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps.