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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, 10 2017 @ 05:11 AM
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a reply to: RickinVa

the EU has enforced net neutrality as they adopted a EU regulation at the end of 2015 which main principles are:




The rules enshrine the principle of net neutrality into EU law: no blocking or throttling or discrimination of online content, applications and services. Every European must be able to have access to the open internet and all content and service providers must be able to provide their services via a high-quality open internet. Under these rules, blocking, throttling and discrimination of internet traffic by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) is not allowed in the EU, save for three exhaustive exceptions (compliance with legal obligations; integrity of the network; congestion management in exceptional and temporary situations) and users are free to use their favourite apps and services no matter the offer they subscribe to.


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Net neutrality has been enforced by this EU legislation (one of the only good things they have ever done for us).

What is being described in your link about Portugal is in my opinion something different, and also happening in my country (Belgium). It has nothing to do with paying additional fees for accessing certain websites/apps. Instead, Telecom operators offering special bundles for mobile data for cell phones specifically. I have a monthly mobile phone bundle that allows for 4 GB of mobile data. Telecom operators currently offer different packages, and some packages exclude the data tied to certain traffic (whatsapp, facebook, youtube) from that general bundle of 4 GB of traffic. So in practice, if you take a package the includes facebook, the traffic that is being generated by visiting Facebook 2 million times a day will not be taken from that 4 GB bundle, but are "offered free", on top of that bundle. All of course for an additional fee.

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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: darkbake

originally posted by: intrptr

Poor media moguls, they miss being the only ones to tell you whats going on in the world. If they have their way they will return to the days before the internet, when the only information one received was top down, one way dissemination from tv, radio and newspapers.



This is a good point, with the Net Neutrality laws getting shot down by Trump's FCC Chairman, I bet most of the internet won't even be accessible anymore. As much as I don't agree with alt-right online media, I think it should have the right to have a presence online. Even ATS could be in danger with this.


In the future, when I try and respond, the on screen message will read, "Comments section has been disabled for this website. Sorry about that."



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Yeah, you might have to pay extra. Rather silly, seeing as that's basically all this site consists of (besides reading other people's comments or threads).
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posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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Depending on age, one remembers the land before internet; One way, top down dissemination of information from TV, radio and newspapers.

This two way instant discourse worldwide on line is a thorn in the official narrative's side. Their gaggle of lies is like a house of cards or a balloon, one card removed or one pin prick and Pop!

They work really hard at deceiving most of the people, most of the time and been taking steady steps to limit the spread of information. We saw the copyright 'crisis', the take down of mega upload site, Net "Neutrality", Snowden's revelations, and most recently the ratcheted up attack on RT. They are supposed to submit to "foreign agent" status by this Monday. That way they have to submit any publication to institutions and agencies prior to airing for approval.

Bye bye, Freedom of the Press.
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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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UPDATE

The final vote has been scheduled for December 14th.

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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: BlackJackal

Has anyone noticed how the drudge report and right wing news is trying to associate net neutrality to Obama, lol. Sadly many of the political cheerleaders will fall for it.

They were trying to spin it as FCC to overthrow Obamcare for the Internet or something like that.

Yeah, lets just overlook the fact that net neutrality principles existed as far as the inception of the Internet and its what allowed the Internet to become the Internet.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: interupt42

They just want their side to do something. Republicans are objectively wrong on this issue, but it's not about right or wrong to them. It's about doing something vs not doing something. And most of the people who have opinions on this don't even know what Net Neutrality is.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: BlackJackal
UPDATE

The final vote has been scheduled for December 14th.

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Theres that word, 'deregulation' again. I know whenever they start talking about deregulating something what they really mean is more regulations.

The tiered packages are fine with providers.

The slow lane and blocking is fine with the censors,

The Identity of users is fine with the NSA.

Win, win for all them.

One day , our kids will look back and wonder what it was like to actually interact with others on some internet.

They will still have youtube, but its viewing only, just like Cable Television is now. You can change the channel but you can't have a say. And they won't miss it because they never knew what it was like.

All the old folks will be like, you lost your freedoms! and the kids will go, so what!



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