Why is the government mandating
Only when President Reagan finally lifted the controls on oil and gasoline in 1981 did the specter of short supplies finally disappear.” So government maximum mandates don’t work. Minimum Wage Hikes Are Causing Businesses to Cut Jobs Why Raising The Minimum Wage Kills Jobs More Evidence That Increasing Minimum Wage Kills Jobs The Evidence Is Piling Up That Higher Minimum Wages Kill Jobs The avalanche of evidence is – government shouldn’t be arbitrarily imposing floors and ceilings.The marketplace should be setting the standards – based upon what We the Consumers want. In 2015, the Barack Obama Administration artificially, ridiculously raised the minimum speed for what the government says counts as “broadband” – to light years beyond what We the Consumers actually need for any and everything we do on the Web.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.Significant progress in broadband deployment has been made….However, the Commission finds that these advances are not enough to ensure that advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a timely way.
“The controls continued on gasoline, causing artificial shortages (as price controls usually do) symbolized by gas lines during the 1970s.Which gives the big-government-advocates the vapors. And which gets us fake news headlines like this: Maybe Americans Don’t Need Fast Home Internet Service, FCC Suggests We the Consumers find our broadband to be marvelous. (Let us not confuse upset with customer service – with upset with service performance. They are two entirely different things.) Until something comes along that requires more broadband than video – we’re really quite good. Now, a connection must have a 25 Mbps download speed and 3 Mbps up to be classified as broadband.The previous benchmarks established in 2010, 4 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up, are now considered inadequate by the FCC.” Get that colossal nonsense?