Wow, okay, in the U.S. yesterday, a huge national broadband plan the FCC proposed creates a national policy for the taxation of digital goods and services imposing a fee to create a national public safety wireless broadband network. Being a network guy, especially a wireless expert, I am all for expanding the wireless networks!
However, the Obama administration has a plan to do it with more taxes and higher fees. Nice.. new taxes and fees, couldn’t be better timing.
What I don’t understand is why this new ridiculous plan proposes a new tax to create this safety wireless broadband network – I thought this is why we pay taxes in the first place? This reminds me of my homeowner association adding fees and surcharges for painting the building, which is the reason I was told why we pay HOA fees in the first place.
The FCC defends itself by saying this “new” national tax would eliminate the headaches that come with varying state and local taxes on digital goods and services. And the public safety network would help avoid the communication failures among first responders to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Always in the name of safety…if I could only sell CCNA books in the name of “keeping the U.S. safe”!
Okay, I am trying as hard as I can to make this blog politics free, but come on! America is in a deep recession and now the Obama policies want to RAISE taxes on taxes that are already being raised to pay for healthcare, bank bailouts, the housing crisies, ad nasum….insert your reason here….But wait, is this just a U.S issue? Far from it! This started in the U.K in 2008 and we’re just seeing it here with net neutrality issues, and add the IPv4 address allocation issues – I am getting exahusted from thinking about it – and I am not just talking about our IPv4 address pool now!
Is there really a connection between network neutrality issues, IPv4 exuhation problems, and now…wait for it… cloud computing? Oh yes, there is!
More on this soon…for now – study hard and check back often for new updates!