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    FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet

    Cross yer' fingers.


    FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet
    FCC Rules Would Ban Blocking, Slowing Down or Speeding Up Websites for Payment


    FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet - WSJ

    "..The proposed rules would change broadband Internet access from a lightly regulated information service to a more strictly overseen telecommunications service. The FCC would use that new authority to ban broadband providers from blocking, slowing down or speeding up specific websites in exchange for payment."""
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    Re: Hope for Net Neutrality

    Are there harsh restriction on what the FCC could block, slow down, and speed up?

    The last thing I want is more blocking of websites and more FBI regulation of what information and files get shared over the internet...
    Why did the internet connection companies decide to be a**holes?

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    Re: Hope for Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Are there harsh restriction on what the FCC could block, slow down, and speed up?

    The last thing I want is more blocking of websites and more FBI regulation of what information and files get shared over the internet...
    Why did the internet connection companies decide to be a**holes?
    Because they thought their lobbying efforts to neutralize the FCC completely would be successful.

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    Re: Hope for Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by PureVanilla View Post
    Cross yer' fingers.


    FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet
    FCC Rules Would Ban Blocking, Slowing Down or Speeding Up Websites for Payment


    FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet - WSJ

    "..The proposed rules would change broadband Internet access from a lightly regulated information service to a more strictly overseen telecommunications service. The FCC would use that new authority to ban broadband providers from blocking, slowing down or speeding up specific websites in exchange for payment."""
    It could just be a political statement. The only relevant factor is the extent to which the FCC has teeth, and that depends solely on lobbying by the Internet Assoc. and other content providers.

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    Re: Hope for Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    It could just be a political statement. The only relevant factor is the extent to which the FCC has teeth, and that depends solely on lobbying by the Internet Assoc. and other content providers.

    Comcast where I live is like the ISIS of cable and internet. They will push hard against this, and may win. It's only a matter of time before they push Verizon out of the market and buy out Time Warner. Meanwhile, in many European countries, specifically Scandinavia, they have a better competitive market in place for internet service providers than we do.

    If Comcast gets their way, we will have internet service on par with the Chinese. They will kill small upstart businesses online and reduce searches to Amazon, who has deep pockets to play their game.
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    Re: Hope for Net Neutrality

    Anyone who is opposed to Net Neutrality is in favor of rising costs. The charge that broadband providers give to company's who sell us content will be passed on to the consumer.

    This isn't freakin rocket science people...

    The key is to make it truly neutral and not just another industry for government to over-regulate.
    "Oh no no no, you got me talkin' politics. I didn't wanna. Like I said y'all, I'm just happy to be alive. -- Sheriff Chris Mannix

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    Re: FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by PureVanilla View Post
    Cross yer' fingers.


    FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet
    FCC Rules Would Ban Blocking, Slowing Down or Speeding Up Websites for Payment


    FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet - WSJ

    "..The proposed rules would change broadband Internet access from a lightly regulated information service to a more strictly overseen telecommunications service. The FCC would use that new authority to ban broadband providers from blocking, slowing down or speeding up specific websites in exchange for payment."""
    I wonder if that would improve innovation?

    Okay. It was only a joke.

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    Re: Hope for Net Neutrality

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    There is a ways to go yet before any major changes happen, at least a year. For example; Source: FCC will reclassify Internet as public utility; AT&T and Verizon will immediately sue - You can bet Comcast and Time-Warner will join in. They are not going to let their 97% profit, cash cow go away unchallenged.

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    Re: Hope for Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by PureVanilla View Post
    Comcast where I live is like the ISIS of cable and internet. They will push hard against this, and may win. It's only a matter of time before they push Verizon out of the market and buy out Time Warner. Meanwhile, in many European countries, specifically Scandinavia, they have a better competitive market in place for internet service providers than we do.

    If Comcast gets their way, we will have internet service on par with the Chinese. They will kill small upstart businesses online and reduce searches to Amazon, who has deep pockets to play their game.
    The IA also has deep pockets. . .

    The Internet Association

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    Re: FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by PureVanilla View Post
    Cross yer' fingers.


    FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet
    FCC Rules Would Ban Blocking, Slowing Down or Speeding Up Websites for Payment


    FCC Chairman Proposes Utility-Like Regulation for Broadband Internet - WSJ

    "..The proposed rules would change broadband Internet access from a lightly regulated information service to a more strictly overseen telecommunications service. The FCC would use that new authority to ban broadband providers from blocking, slowing down or speeding up specific websites in exchange for payment."""
    The Obama regime will not be happy until it runs the internet.

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