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    US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks.

    Tuesday's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company. It had challenged the FCC's authority to impose so called "net neutrality" obligations.

    It marks a serious setback for the FCC, which needs authority to regulate the Internet in order to push ahead with key parts of its massive national broadband plan.
    US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality' - Yahoo! Finance

    Well that's interesting.
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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    The internet was developed by government funded research, spread using government subsidized cables, and made profitable by government granted local monopolies. Yet when it comes to protecting consumers, the government somehow doesn't have the authority? I'd seriously look for judge tampering, because this is downright absurd.

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Although I agree in principle with "net neutrality," I gotta say screw the regulatory process (but screw Comcast, too!)... now the government yokels can go about trying to pass an actual law instead of this backhand crap.

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The internet was developed by government funded research, spread using government subsidized cables, and made profitable by government granted local monopolies. Yet when it comes to protecting consumers, the government somehow doesn't have the authority? I'd seriously look for judge tampering, because this is downright absurd.
    Gee... who funded the government?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Gee... who funded the government?
    Your reply suggests that you failed to understand Rathi's comment.

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Ok, can some one answer some questions regarding this for me?

    1) Is this decision likely to be appealed?

    2) If the FCC lacks the authority, does Congress?

    3) What is the basis for the decision? I see no actual details on the logic.

    4) How soon does Comcast start blocking BitTorrent, and is this really bad?
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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Gee... who funded the government?
    Taxpayers like me do, and thus we get pissed when Comcast thinks it can take our money to build a cable, sell us information over the cable we bought, and then decide to screw with our internet access that we are paying for, and finally be unable to switch to another ISP because they have a local monopoly.

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I thought you were in favor of less regulation?

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I thought you were in favor of less regulation?
    I said it was interesting, does that imply an opinion either way?


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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I said it was interesting, does that imply an opinion either way?


    Heh, believe it or not, but I was going to come to your defense on this MrV. I just had to go have a smoke to steady my nerves first, and you beat me too it.
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