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McCain introduces bill to block FCC's net neutrality rules

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posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 09:24 AM
This reeks of horse manure. The text of the legislation hasn't come back from the GPO yet but the link provided goes to McCain's remarks on the subject.

Promising, but he is a politician.

posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 10:37 AM
reply to post by whatukno

Your link timed out. They do that sometimes. Could you maybe add an excerpt?

posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 10:51 AM
McCain is in the tank for these teleco companies and he's keeping his eye on his wallet.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is the top recipient of campaign contributions from large Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast over the past two years, according to a new report from the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics. McCain has taken in a total of $894,379 (much of that money going to support his failed 2008 bid for the presidency), more than twice the amount taken by the next-largest beneficiary, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. ($341,089). Meanwhile, McCain has emerged as the ISPs' biggest champion against new "network neutrality" rules from the Federal Communications Commission, which voted Thursday to move forward in the process to adopt such rules. Shortly after the FCC vote, McCain introduced a bill (the "Internet Freedom Act") that would block regulation of the nation's largest broadband networks.

you can read the rest HERE

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 12:07 PM
A person would have to be a fool to think that anything that interferes with free competition in the Internet is a good thing. The FCC is likely staffed by many of them.

Anything the government regulates it destroys. At least McCain is not asleep at the wheel. Once Uncle Sam gets his teeth into regulation of the Internet, our content would be controlled.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 12:21 PM

Originally posted by Blaine91555
A person would have to be a fool to think that anything that interferes with free competition in the Internet is a good thing.

That is exactly what McCain's disruptive bill is hoping to do -- stifle competition and the free flow of information on the Internet.

At least McCain is not asleep at the wheel.

Unfortunately you seem to be believing the lies presented buy the right-side propaganda-mill regarding network neutrality.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 01:39 PM
reply to post by Blaine91555

At least McCain is not asleep at the wheel.

You're right, he's not.

He's just stalking us in our sleep.

McCains proposal makes it so big business is allowed to continue their choke hold on the American consumer.

Government should be here to protect us from corporations.

BUT - as you put it yourself - a person would be a fool to think that people like McCain are not protecting anything other than their own bank accounts.

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:38 AM
My GOD people!!!

Read up on McCain's bill.

Your supporting the fact that he wants to sell out the bloody internet.

Net Neutrality = just a rule saying broadband must remain equal, be it large corporation or small...ISPs cannot block or slow down your connection.

What McCain is asking is that these confining rules be removed so we (the sad users here) get to either have access to only some websites the ISP picks for us, or if we pay a ton more, we get more websites

You think ATS, under such capitalist wonderment, will be available to you? oh, I think not.

this is a big conspiracy and I would think anyone whom uses the internet would be near violently supporting net neutrality.

Just goes to show that all someone has to do is name a bill nice and some people will back it....

as my friend said, the Empire (Star Wars) screwed up...all they needed to do was name the Death Star the Peace Sphere...and there would be plenty in the galaxy that would think its great.

You can take your McCain sponsored Peace Sphere and shove it up your wazoo...

(I will back this guy whom actually uses the net verses McCain whom uses a abacus and telegraph)

posted on Nov, 1 2009 @ 12:41 AM
reply to post by vkey08
While many of you are anti-McCain and his legislation, are you also Pro-regulation?

Why would you entrust a free medium/venue to the political control of a government agency?

If an ISP attempts to censor content or access, do you think they'd gain or lose customers?

If the GOVERNMENT controls content or access, how do you "vote with your feet" or "pocketbook?" You can't!

Why do we fear alleged potential for control, yet accept ceded ACTUAL control to the government?

Have you all missed the forest for the trees?

I don't care who may benefit from McCain's laws; we ALL LOSE from FCC Control.


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