Like with the Federal Reserve and Obamacare, opponents of status quo are the real proponents.
In analysts’ conference calls, the management and promoters of big companies listed on the stock market are regularly asked if they are going to buy up any new companies. If the company side says they’ve had a good quarter or double-digit organic growth or if the order book looks good, it does not register to the other side. All that the analysts want to hear is if there are any merger or acquisitions. If the company says no, then the analysts threaten to dump the stock and mail all its customers that the company has a poor outlook and that they should go short. This is why you see big corporates so easily sign up on any agenda that Big Money promotes. When a stock gets re-rated, it has a cumulative effect. The mutual funds, FIIs, and hedge funds all behave like a herd. Like sheep, if one goes, all the rest will follow. Owners of big companies dread meetings with analysts and always come prepared. At each conference, they always have some company that has been acquired or is negotiations with. A company cannot let its stock get downgraded. It credit rating will also take a beating. It will be forced to raise company deposits at high rates. Even bank borrowing becomes costly. During the merger & acquisitions process, the same outfits that employ the analysts are involved in arranging the deals. Useless companies with no revenue in sight or those with huge amount of debt get sold to good companies. This is how all these “professionally managed” companies are exploited by Big Banks. Even companies that are facing year-on-year losses are not spared – they also need to buy companies dumped by Big Banks. This is how they clean up their balance sheet and make others look bad.
In 1913, Big Banks of Wall Street established the US Federal Reserve. Before that, the Rothschilds made two attempts at establishing a US central bank. Central Banks were viewed with suspicion in the United States because of their association with the Rothschild family (who established it in Europe and gained control of the ruling royal families there). Hence, the charters of First Bank of United States and Second Bank of United States were not renewed and they had to fail. However, Rothschilds were third-time lucky. This time there was a permanent central bank.
The Federal Reserve could only be established because the Wall Street banks created an elaborate charade of opposing it. They took full-page advertisements in newspapers on why it would be such a bad idea and so forth. American people really believed that if the banks were opposed to it, then there must be something good in it. Besides that the Federal Reserve was not touted as a central bank! It was called a system of banks with decentralized control with public welfare at its core interest. Oh, yeah, public interest.
When Obamacare was unveiled, American insurance industry was opposed to it. They took the same rule book and unleashed a publicity campaign on why it was bad. American people, once more, were suckered in. They got Affordable Care Act passed and now their insurance rates are not only increasing, failure to pay insurance would mean jail time! (Ironic that this came from a former community organizer, constitutional lawyer, and Nobel Peace Prize winner.) Corporate welfare if Fascism. (People get it mixed up with Hitlerism. Nazism is a short form of National Socialism. And, there lies the confusion.)
With Net Neutrality, the same thing is happening all over again. Mark Twain said history doesn’t repeat itself but it rhymes. The Rothschilds have a handful of techniques and this is one of them. American people are once again getting bamboozled. They think YouTube or Hulu or NetFlix is going to slow down or they will be asked to pay more for those services. Companies that are sponsoring the changes and those that are opposed to it are all owned by the same banks. The Big Banks don’t care about Google or Comcast. These are just brand names that the banks own.
The pipes are not the issue. Internet bandwidth is provided by companies that own the undersea and overland cables. (Space-based and balloon-based Internet connections are not yet… let’s say… mass-market services.) Currently, they have to sell the bandwidth to all their consumers at the same rate. They do give discounts for big customers. They also do traffic shaping. There are of course fast lanes on the Internet – they always have. Some types of data such as video or audio needs to be routed on certain fast lanes. Otherwise, the content delivery networks (CDNs) will switch data centers who will then switch ISPs who will then switch big pipe providers. When WorldComm went bust, it was revealed that the US DoD had all their communication links with WorldComm so that they could get dedicated lanes for the video feeds. Fast lanes are built into many Internet transmission protocols. ADSL uses a wider lane for download and a far slower or narrower lane for upload. This benefits household consumers who are most of the time downloading stuff, not uploading. ISDN has equal lanes for both upload and download. This is why ISDN connections are specifically targeted at corporate consumers who need it for video conferencing where data needs to go each way at same speed. The whole charade about not having fast lanes on the Internet is based on the assumption that most American people and lawmakers particularly are incapable of grasping the technical aspects of the issue.
The Net Neutrality changes planned by US government are aimed at creating monolithic content providers. They want ordinary web hosts, independent data centers and small ISPs to be eliminated. The FCC rule changes will NOT increase rates for big content providers and hosting firms such as YouTube, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or Akamai. They are the big spenders and the pipe providers will do nothing to antogonize them. The FCC rules changes are meant to allow the big pipe providers to put the squeeze on smaller operators on the Internet. They don’t want to give small operators the same rate they provide to big customers.
Why would they want to eliminate the small players? The small players is where the blogs operate and independent websites are hosted. They should all go to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or whatever Google version of the cloud is called. The slaves should not own anything. They should rent it. They should be charged an arm and a leg for the privilege. You can see this change being promoted everywhere. They don’t want you to own music albums or videos anymore. Put everything on the cloud, they say. They want you to subscribe to a big collection for a monthly or annual fee. They want you to put all your data on the Cloud. That is also why Microsoft was forced to make a big gamble with Windows 8. When you want to save a file, Windows 8 wants you to save it on SkyDrive, not C: drive. It’s the Cloud, people. That is where everything is headed.
Don’t think Google is on the right side of the debate. They are among the beneficiaries, not the opponents. Like the Big Banks that opposed the Federal Reserve or the insurance companies that increased drug prices and are overbilling the US government after Obamacare got enacted, dear Americans, you are being scammed yet again. And, because of your incredible gullibility, everyone else is going to suffer.