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While everyone argues who has the biggest ties to Russia the FCC is poised to destroy NetNeutrality

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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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Very soon the FCC will call a vote on their ironically named proposed "Restoring Internet Freedom" Law. This measure will allow US based ISP's to treat different types of traffic differently. Meaning they could charge you a base price to access just websites, then charge you more if you want to use Facebook, and charge you even more if you want to use Youtube.

If you say to yourself, that can't happen, take a look at Portugal where the internet is divided up just like that.

Its going to be a tough road to save the internet with the FCC stuffing the ballot box with bots and with the names of the dead to support the removal of Net Neutrality.
 


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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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ps: it's the republican party



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: BlackJackal



Yep killing Net Neutrality principles is priority 1 for the lobbyist. This will kill the only weapon the little guy had to fight back against corporate America and corrupted politicians.

To bad trump picked the worst person to head the FCCand most Republicans will get in line and claim net neutrality is a bad thing.

Despite Net Neutrality principles being the reason for the success of the Internet and being in place since day 1.


Ironically enough Net Neutrality principles helped trump win the election. Had the MSM and lobbyist had control of the internet their would have been very little bad press towards Hillary and her lies in the election. It would have been like CNN and MSNBC ran the internet.
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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: cinerama

if this was under Obama, it would be ' Obama to destroy net neutrality'



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: cinerama

Yeah keep in mind a sizable portion of this very forum believes Trump and Co's endeavor to destroy Net Neutrality is a good thing and another way to stick it to those Libs!



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: cinerama
ps: it's the republican party


Yep this will likely be the nail on the coffin for the Republicans during the next election, once it goes into effect and people have to pay for the internet bundles that rip them off like cable tv.

You want to access the drudge report. Will that will require the Republican Bundle package which we have a special for 9.99 this month, and after 6 months only goes up to 199.00. During election years it will be 5999.00 a month.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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Put the blame for this travesty Right were it belongs, the Republicans & their billionaire sugar-daddies are responsible for this attack against the American people.

K~



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: BlackJackal

I’m sure the freedom loving gop and trump will stop it !!!

Not



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: interupt42

originally posted by: cinerama
ps: it's the republican party


Yep this will likely be the nail on the coffin for the Republicans during the next election, once it goes into effect and people have to pay for the internet bundles that rip them off like cable tv.

You want to access the drudge report. Will that will require the Republican Bundle package which we have a special for 9.99 this month, and after 6 months only goes up to 199.00. During election years it will be 5999.00 a month.



I wish this were true, but all they have to do is send the daily talking-points memo to Rush Limbaugh and Hannity to proclaim to the high heavens that this was really all the Democrats fault and all the R voters will eat it up. Fact is irrelevant in the face of overwhelming belief.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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I doubt anyone in Washington (Republican or Democrat) really cares about net neutrality, they just follow the money and that means ending net neutrality for the benefit of the already super-rich ISP's.

The Republicans may have introduced the bill but I'm willing to bet Democrats would have done the same exact thing if the ball was in their court.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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Nothing could be more important than keeping the net free.
Here's another site especially if you live in the DC area - www.occupythefcc.com...


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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: cinerama
ps: it's the republican party


It's actually bipartisan.

Both the DNC and GOP are servants of monied interests like the telecom megacorporations.

This is a blow against every American.

Imagine SOPA and PIPA but worse.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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Ajit Pai has openly admitted to wanting to scrap net neutrality. What made Trump think this guy was a good fit is beyond me, it's obvious he's in the pockets of the ISP's who are the ones who would benefit the most from ending net neutrality.

No Trump supporters have chimed in yet, I wonder why?



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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This is a very very very bad idea.

For those of you who commented without looking at the OP's link to Portugal...

qz.com...

Better look at that because that will be your future.


It's basically censorship by money.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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its pretty disgusting

everyday people in power want to turn america into a facist totalitarian government

and its like people dont care.. its #ed up
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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 03:01 PM
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Yeah, access to ATS is going to cost you an extra $10/month because you'll have to buy the 'rest of the internet' package. If you want to read the president's morning tweets it'll be another $10/month for Twitter access.

Scrapping Net Neutrality just leads to a paywall to the internet.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 03:03 PM
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Hey, an actual REAL issue.


Net Neutrality is an interesting thing. Originally it was Google who was starting it, and it was all a self-serving PR fallacy then.

Now we need it from them and their social media tech giant buddies as they're all about openly auto-censoring everyone that disagrees with The Nu-Liberal Agenda™.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 03:04 PM
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On the flip side, is there anything quite as American as taking something already free (relatively) and allowing rich folks to profit from it at the expense of the middle/lower class?

When viewed from that lens Trump and Pai are literally patriots of the highest order.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 03:08 PM
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Well the challenge there is how to make a 'system' that limits oligarchs without screwing everyone else too / creating a monolithic government that is even worse than a bunch of bastard fat cats. Currently we have both of the worst parts in effect.


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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 03:11 PM
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Here's a novel idea. Don't freaking mess with it currently. Right now Net Neutrality exists (and I challenge anyone here to argue on behalf of why it shouldn't exist). Removing it is upsetting a balance that was already well established/liked.



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