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Democratic FCC commissioner balks at net neutrality rules

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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 02:54 PM
Now it seems one of the FCC commissioners wants some "changes" to the "proposed" net neutrality rules that are so controversial.

The "change" apparently is to somehow let the throttling to be "allowed" and not restricted?

The "throttling" is the center of controversy that lets companies like Comcast to get higher fees from companies like Netflix for a faster backend speed for content.

More confusion as the FCC "vote" on new proposals counts down to Thursday.

I wonder if any "Lobbying" has happened.

[Democratic FCC commissioner balks at net neutrality rules]

A Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission wants to narrow the scope of new net neutrality rules that are set for a vote on Thursday, The Hill has learned.

Mignon Clyburn, one of three Democrats on the FCC, has asked Chairman Tom Wheeler to roll back some of the restrictions before the full commission votes on them, FCC officials said.

The request — which Wheeler has yet to respond to — puts the chairman in the awkward position of having to either roll back his proposals, or defend the tough rules and convince Clyburn to back down.

Read the Entire Article !!

posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 03:21 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

The initial plan sought by Wheeler would allow the FCC to investigate and take action against deals that are “not just and reasonable"

This is no doubt filled to the brim with unclear and widely interpretable language such as that.
edit on 24-2-2015 by greencmp because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 03:37 PM
a reply to: greencmp

And who ever give the best kickbacks wins.

posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 03:41 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

She can expect a call from a friend of the president, the president, or one of his kids. In any case, promises of a better position may have to be made, but she'll come around. Maybe an opportunistic public servant, and likely a non-story once Thursday rolls along.

posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 03:57 PM

posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 11:11 AM
article title tells all; 'net neutrality is not your friend'

So who should make the rules? Somebody is going to make the rules, Gullible Americans. Do you see that yet? Somebody always makes the rules. Right now Internet Providers, being private companies providing a service, do dictate certain things. This is how the free market works. But nobody really controls the conversation online. Nobody dictates the content.

""Sure, we need an Internet connection to access it, and we need a platform like social media, or a blog, or the comment section of a cat video, or whatever, to voice our ideas, but in the end it all gets out there. The conversation online is already robust and open (not always entirely useful or worthwhile, but open nonetheless) (So open and robust that millions of people have spent the last 24 hours debating the color of a dress — these are the profound issues only the Internet can properly tackle).
So who makes the rules now? Yeah, you pay your bill to Verizon, you complain about the privacy settings on Facebook, but when it comes down to it, the Internet is about the only facet of American life where We The People really do have an unfettered voice.
And that’s why the government wants in. That’s why the government wants to make the rules. More specifically, whichever political party is in charge of the government at any particular time will make the rules.
This is why you’re so damned shortsighted if you support this garbage. Do you think Democrats will be in the White House forever until the end of time, God help us? No, not likely. Well, with the ability to stomp out dissidents on the Internet they certainly stand a better shot, but eventually a Republican will get in there, one can assume. And unless he’s a very principled Libertarian kind of guy (which rules out approximately 98.7 percent of them), this behemoth you now applaud will turn its sights back around on you.""

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