32 GOP Gave Biden a Win on Broadband Redistribution & Price Controls

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The Biden Regime is redistributing our wealth allegedly to the poor, but actually to minorities through a $65 billion program to extend broadband internet in urban and rural communities. In addition, cable providers have to slash prices for the service.

It’s a dangerous first step towards [communist] price controls. No free market for Democrats.

The establishment Republicans and all Democrats were fine with this, ignoring the implications.

THE GOVERNMENT DECIDES THE PRICES

Echoing Maduro, the plans must cost less than what the government determines the price of regular plans to be.

“That’s the definition of government intrusion. Instead of letting the market set prices, we’re going to set them,” said Andrew Long, a senior fellow at The Free State Foundation, a free-market technology policy think tank.

The Biden administration called the program “broadband equity.”

Equity is Marxism as defined by today’s Marxist progressives.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will determine whether the rates are low enough. The agency is headed by Evelyn Remaley, the acting Commerce Department assistant secretary of communications and information and acting NTIA administrator.

That means more power out of the hands of Congress and into the hands of partisan bureaucrats.

This is basically reparations, but mostly Marxism, using race as cover.

STATES WILL BE UNDER FEDERAL CONTROL

The money will go to states, which will make initial determinations about whether broadband costs are low enough and whether companies can offer slower speeds for those plans.

The NTIA will have the final say. Ms. Remaley will have the authority to order states to lower broadband rates further in exchange for federal grants.

More federal control – central government control — and more taken from the states.

Greg Guice, government affairs director for Public Knowledge, a far-left group that advocates for greater regulation of the broadband industry.

“Five Southern states could decide to offer people internet service for $30 a month,” he said. “But if another state’s proposal was $70, NTIA could say, ‘Hold up. That seems a little high compared to the other states.’”

Pressuring internet service companies to charge less than they want could backfire. Economists say it could reduce research on ways to improve broadband service and give less incentive to expand access.

It undoubtedly will.

Nineteen Republicans in the Senate and thirteen in the House voted for this IN THE $1.2T fake infrastructure bill.


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