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Franken: Under FCC's 'neutrality' rules, 'the Internet as we know it would cease'

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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 12:23 PM
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just an update:

my fox ticker just came across with the
news that this passed despite being
rejected by the majority of congress.

I guess the wikileaks agenda worked.

they censored the internet




posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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voices.washingtonpost.com...


The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to approve its first ever Internet access regulation, which ensures unimpeded access to any legal Web content for home Internet users.

The same provisions do not apply as strongly to cellphone users because the agency voted to keep wireless networks generally free of rules preventing the blocking and slowing of Web traffic.

The FCC's three Democratic members made up a majority of votes in favor of the so-called net neutrality regulation, which was introduced more than a year ago by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

The rules have sparked intense debate and lobbying over whether such legislation is needed, and are likely to face a legal challenge. Genachowski has argued that Internet access rules would protect companies just starting out on the Web, as well as consumers who are increasingly relying on the Internet for news, entertainment and communications.

Democratic members Michael J. Copps and Mignon Clyburn agreed that the rules fell short but said they were willing to back the government's first step toward overseeing Internet access.


Yes, it passed....

With the government involved now, it will surely become a disastrous mess. Their track record is impeccable.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 12:32 PM
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Wow.

I guess it's time to get up a pirate internet.

Return of the mighty BBS!



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Wow.

I guess it's time to get up a pirate internet.

Return of the mighty BBS!


now I guess ATS Admins have a dilemma,
do they stay on the censored http
or do they go another route?

Maybe Bill can start a new thread
to give us some insight as to the path.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 05:14 PM
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This opens another deep, dark hall in the country,
much like many other deep dark halls opened up
this year by our "benevolent" government...



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