posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 03:30 PM
The FCC is planning to allow telecom companies the power to control what information you have access to through the internet. They plan to remove
regulations that prevent IPS's from throttling or blocking traffic from different sources, preferentially.
F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai:
“Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet, Instead, the F.C.C. would simply require internet service providers
to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that’s best for them", (if they are fortunate enought o have
any options), "and entrepreneurs and other small businesses can have the technical information they need to innovate.” (a.k.a. they might get to
know who they need to bribe)
"Big online companies like Amazon say that the telecom companies would be able to show favoritism to certain web services, by charging for accessing
some sites but not others, or by slowing the connection speed to some sites. Small online companies say the proposal would hurt innovation. Only the
largest companies, they say, would be able to afford the expense of making sure their sites received preferred treatment."
I'm shocked that on this of all sites isn't talking about net neutrality. Can we trust big telecom companies to preserve the free exhange of
information? Can we believe they wont be tempted to monetize preferential access to their infrastructure? What price will society pay for this in