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Net neutrality going down in flames as FCC votes to kill Title II rules

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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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The Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 today to start the process of eliminating net neutrality rules and the classification of home and mobile Internet service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposes eliminating the Title II classification and seeks comment on what, if anything, should replace the current net neutrality rules. But Chairman Ajit Pai is making no promises about reinstating the two-year-old net neutrality rules that forbid ISPs from blocking or throttling lawful Internet content or prioritizing content in exchange for payment. Pai's proposal argues that throttling websites and applications might somehow help Internet users.

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Not even sure what to say anymore. Looks like the fake comments helped it along? See here: www.abovetopsecret.com...


Oh look more fake/duplicatecd comments: As they plan to take more comments until August 16th. See the docket here.

edit on 18-5-2017 by dreamingawake because: ETA source




posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

I have a feeling that these fake comments have something
in common with CTR types. Multipurpose trolls...



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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It sounds like this is just a vote to have a vote in August. I remain cautiously optimistic. The Republicans don't know what they're asking for here, but they can always be convinced otherwise. There's a lot of money in keeping net neutrality.

Why should the roadways be able to dictate how the business that connects to them runs?



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

Why should the roadways be able to dictate how the business that connects to them runs?


Maybe because the roadways get rolled over constantly.



What about roads that have signs that say no trucks or have signs with weight limits?




posted on May, 18 2017 @ 06:14 PM
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I predict the lobbyist will not only get their way but they will write the new law.

The problems with our country are not rocket science. The lobbyists force the politicians to pass laws creating cartels and monopolies in exchange for campaign financing. Money talks, everything we post is PS.

It really doesn't matter who get's a elected. For both parties domestic policy is defined by the lobbyists. For both parties foreign policy is defined by the CFR. Either way corporations will continue to get their way and the US will continue to bomb Arabs.


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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
What about roads that have signs that say no trucks or have signs with weight limits?



That's a poor interpretation of my analogy.

Basically, you can think of cars as network packets and roads as the internet. Businesses that connect to the roads are websites. If a road is connecting to McDonalds, we don't allow the road owner to use that road to dictate what the McDonalds serves... but that's precisely what removing Net Neutrality is aiming to do.

Using your comment, weight limits would be along the lines of not allowing specifically shaped packets over certain roads. Which is more along the lines of what network routers do as a part of corporate IT in blocking certain things over their network.

And if you say corporations won't use the pre 2015 rules to try and strong arm corporations you would be wrong. Here's a small example of abuse.

if you look at the Internet that we had in 2015, we were not living in some digital dystopia. There was nothing broken about the marketplace in such a fundamental way that these Title II regulations were appropriate.

2005 - Madison River Communications was blocking VOIP services. The FCC put a stop to it.

2005 - Comcast was denying access to p2p services without notifying customers.

2007-2009 - AT&T was having Skype and other VOIPs blocked because they didn't like there was competition for their cellphones.

2011 - MetroPCS tried to block all streaming except youtube. (edit: they actually sued the FCC over this)

2011-2013, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon were blocking access to Google Wallet because it competed with their bull#. edit: this one happened literally months after the trio were busted collaborating with Google to block apps from the android marketplace

2012, Verizon was demanding google block tethering apps on android because it let owners avoid their $20 tethering fee. This was despite guaranteeing they wouldn't do that as part of a winning bid on an airwaves auction.

2012, AT&T - tried to block access to FaceTime unless customers paid more money.

2013, Verizon literally stated that the only thing stopping them from favoring some content providers over other providers were the net neutrality rules in place.

Removing Net Neutrality is the #1 way to kill our competitiveness in the tech sector.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 06:48 PM
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ISIS, the wallet, it's not just for terrorists.
edit on 5/18/2017 by roadgravel because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 06:49 PM
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Ex Verizon legal guy takes over FCC. Who didn't see this coming. America is about business, not people.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 10:55 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
Ex Verizon legal guy takes over FCC. Who didn't see this coming. America is about business, not people.

I'm sure it's not limited to this topic.
Corporatocracy in full action.




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