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    Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    As of Friday, June 12, the Internet is legally an open, unbiased network in the United States. Well, to be fair, it has been pretty open and unbiased, but now the net neutrality ruling is coming into effect.

    Net neutrality rules were published by the Federal Communications Commission April 13, and the two-month waiting period for them to become effective ends today. The ruling is being appealed by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like AT&T T +0.46% and Verizon, which will likely take months if not years if it has to go to the Supreme Court. In the meantime, ISPs asked the courts to halt parts of the ruling until there is a verdict on the appeal (in legal terms, this halt request is called a stay request), but that request was denied today. So net neutrality now becomes enforceable by the FCC. Will consumers benefit?
    Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect: What Consumers Should Expect - Forbes

    If you havent already you can read the entire 400 pages of rulings by the FCC where they unilaterally declared that they have the power to regulate the internet.

    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Rele...CC-15-24A1.pdf

    Not a court, or a democratically chosen body, but a bunch of bureaucrats. But anyway, its too late. The internet is now under the observation of the US govt and theyve come to help. Expect higher prices, stifled innovation, and govt monopolies.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect: What Consumers Should Expect - Forbes

    If you havent already you can read the entire 400 pages of rulings by the FCC where they unilaterally declared that they have the power to regulate the internet.

    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Rele...CC-15-24A1.pdf

    Not a court, or a democratically chosen body, but a bunch of bureaucrats. But anyway, its too late. The internet is now under the observation of the US govt and theyve come to help. Expect higher prices, stifled innovation, and govt monopolies.
    Good. Now comcast can't regulate it against us.
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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect: What Consumers Should Expect - Forbes

    If you havent already you can read the entire 400 pages of rulings by the FCC where they unilaterally declared that they have the power to regulate the internet.

    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Rele...CC-15-24A1.pdf

    Not a court, or a democratically chosen body, but a bunch of bureaucrats. But anyway, its too late. The internet is now under the observation of the US govt and theyve come to help. Expect higher prices, stifled innovation, and govt monopolies.
    But the biggest thing to expect is the same recycled, factually challenged talking points.
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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Not a court, or a democratically chosen body, but a bunch of bureaucrats. But anyway, its too late. The internet is now under the observation of the US govt and theyve come to help. Expect higher prices, stifled innovation
    Exactly, if ISPs only have each other to compete against, why would they bother trying to be better than the other guy to win over his customer?
    What's in it for the ISPs?
    Why should the ISPs try to get more customers (and thus mo'money) now that there's "Net neutrality"?

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    govt monopolies.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect
    good.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Well, if it is unilaterally declared by a bureaucracy, it won't be hard for a future administration to reverse it.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Well, if it is unilaterally declared by a bureaucracy, it won't be hard for a future administration to reverse it.
    You do realize that the reason this was unilaterally declared was because the general public raised a stink about the issue to the point where it could not be ignored? Now imagine what will happen if it is 'reversed' by a future administration.
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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    What's that buzz, I hear in the background, are they monitoring us NOW!

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do realize that the reason this was unilaterally declared was because the general public raised a stink about the issue to the point where it could not be ignored? Now imagine what will happen if it is 'reversed' by a future administration.
    Just wait until the serious "regulation" starts. Those same people will be squealing like pigs. Give the government a handful of power and it will take an arm load.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect: What Consumers Should Expect - Forbes

    If you havent already you can read the entire 400 pages of rulings by the FCC where they unilaterally declared that they have the power to regulate the internet.

    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Rele...CC-15-24A1.pdf

    Not a court, or a democratically chosen body, but a bunch of bureaucrats. But anyway, its too late. The internet is now under the observation of the US govt and theyve come to help. Expect higher prices, stifled innovation, and govt monopolies.
    Of course, the actual issue of Network Neutrality being considered now at the FCC bears little resemblance to the caricature being presented on Fox News. In reality, Net Neutrality is a fundamental principle that has been part of the Internet since its inception.

    Net Neutrality means no discrimination, and it protects Internet users' ability to do or download whatever they want online without interference from the phone or cable company.

    A series of awful decisions at the FCC during the Bush administration put Net Neutrality in jeopardy, and some in Congress tried to eliminate it in 2006. But over the past three years, more than 1.7 million Americans have contacted Congress and the FCC about the issue.

    Take a look at the FCC docket, and you'll see thousands and thousands of comments from average people who are using the open Internet to start small businesses, organize in their communities, or just communicate with the world.

    A broad coalition of groups spanning the political spectrum from the National Organization for Women to the Christian Coalition to the ACLU and the American Library Association has joined the fight for the free and open Internet alongside every major U.S. consumer group, large and small Internet companies, and even the inventor of the World Wide Web. A hallmark of the effort has been its broad, nonpartisan nature.

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