Kevin Martin Hates the Internet


And other tales of woe from the FCC, which just voted to impose Universal Service Fund fees on VoIP services and increase them for cell phones.

Of course, there should be no Universal Service Fund. It is a relic from a long-ago age when telecom meant the same ring-ring, black plastic, curly-wired thing hanging on everyone's kitchen wall. Get the fuck over it and quit pretending the USF is anything other than a welfare program funded by distortionary fees.

Just another step along the road until the Net is totally under FCC control.