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originally posted by: kykweer
a reply to: theNLBS
I know and understand the frustration Americans must be feeling, but as an outsider I am jealous and in administration of your country (and please I am not a shill), but it is extremely awesome that you guys have ACCESS to this kinds of information that Joe and NLBS presents.
Joe you guys are doing a great job.
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
The feds are already involved. This reclassification improves it. The EFF agrees.
The road to net neutrality began with the Bush administration in 2005. Obama is proposing no new laws or legislation.
Um. Leftist?? Good Gracious.
which is a good thing. I guess my concern is can we trust them to take public input,
Under Wheeler's plan, Internet regulation would be split between a highly regulated back end, where content providers deal with Internet service providers (ISPs), and a more lightly regulated front end, where consumers get their content from ISPs. This, so it's said, is a way to get around the decision of a federal appeals court that invalidated an earlier FCC attempt to institute net neutrality regulations.
Those who have a sense of history, and a wider angle of vision on the policy process, may be struck by something else. The FCC's plan, coming at the very time that the Federal Election Commission is looking for ways to regulate political speech on the Internet, the Justice Department is spying on journalists and the National Security Agency (NSA) is intercepting citizens' phone calls and email, would add yet another way in which government could insert itself into the speech business.
Of course, none of the net neutrality advocates are calling for anything like that, but that's always the way with unintended consequences, and it doesn't take much imagination to see how such rules could be misused to that end. It's really a pretty simple recipe: Add a cup of precedent to the right mix of FCC commissioners (it only takes three), and you have all that would be required to quash or chill prospective deals between ISPs and the "wrong kind" of content providers.
originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus
So yah there is a leftist push everywhere for net neutrality...
The US regulator has pushed back against the US president's demands over net neutrality, reminding Obama that the FCC is not beholden to the White House.
The US communications regulator is currently thrashing out a new set of net neutrality rules, but the current proposal would allow for telecommunications and broadband providers to charge content providers, such as Netflix, for priority Internet fast-lanes. If content providers refused to pay additional rates, theoretically, this could result in throttled speeds for US subscribers -- or ISPs which produce their own content could slow down rivals in a bid to promote their own services.
The way I understand it is that PreZ O has pressured the FCC to adopt net neutrality regulations
The new regulations of the hybrid approach allow ISP's to have their way with Internet Data Packets, creating a legalized extortion racket where edge providers (like ATS) would need to pay subscriber ISP's (like Comcast) to be delivered on the "fast lane" instead of the "slow" or "slower" or "slowest" lanes.
In a statement released Tuesday, the president of this free nation proposed rewriting yet another law — as he has done with the failed ObamaCare and proposes to do with blanket amnesty — by executive action. In this case, it is the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which defines the Internet as lightly regulated under Title I. "Lightly regulated" means no control of content or access by the federal behemoth.
Obama wants the FCC to unilaterally put the Internet under heavily regulated Title II, which would apply 1934 Telecom Act landline law to the formerly unfettered and free Internet, in essence making the Web a government utility. Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has justifiably called the president's proposal "ObamaCare for the Internet."
Sorry, I just don't trust anything this Prez does, and why should I?
Despite what Obama says about net neutrality he allowed it to be undone. He allowed the FCC and TELECOM Oligopoly to have an open door policy between the two.
He did? Then why did the FCC Chairman tell him that the FCC is not beholden to the WH?
Comcast today said it supports President Obama's entire network neutrality proposal—except for that part about reclassifying broadband as a utility.
I would have hoped that in the 128 credit hours I took at the University I would have seen that term "net neutrality
So if you're wondering whether net neutrality will get a fair ruling from the agency that's supposed to protect it, don't bother. Because the judges used to be the executioners, and they will be again just as soon as their terms run out.