Department of Justice against Net Neutrality

usdoj.jpg Remember how government isn’t supposed to be in the hands of corporations? This filing by the Department of Justice to the FTC proves that there are powers in play that make it laughable.
First of all, the issue currently is that the Federal Trade Commission is making a judgment on if the Internet should be tiered. The DoJ says yes, because it makes the “flawed” analogy that the Internet is like the Postal Service. I’d hate to see the government pay ISPs for their emails that they send back and forth of late. But outside of amusing joking aside, the seriousness of this matter shows that those actually attacking Net Neutrality don’t understand the concept of the Internet itself.
First: Post Service is a network consisting of one source to one destination. Internet is a one source, multiple destination type scenario. On top of that, there is constant communication between the network. The speed of delivery is already part of the Internet component in the form of service (dialup, broadband, wireless). Thus, their analogy breaks down. What’s more is that is that it’s the Department of Justice.
What’s that you ask? Well here’s the DoJ’s Mission:

To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

What’s that got to do with Net Neutrality? You got me. Which makes this filing awfully curious seeing that the filing makes it seem that they really don’t seem to understand how the Internet works nor did they have a hand in the creation of it.
This paranoia linking the fact that their department really on the overall scale doesn’t have anything to do with the FCC’s control makes you wonder who is tied in the DoJ to the telecommunication industry. If there’s anything that I’ve learned in the past is that all rumors aside: follow the money. The money always leads you to the truth. Interestingly enough, it makes you wonder if it seems like the DoJ isn’t blind.