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Thread: Is Net Neutrality Dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bym051d View Post
    A friend of mine who works local government was at the FCC meeting today in support of Wilson and their fight against the state ISP law.
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    the fact that the FCC passed this makes me wonder who was spending the money to get it done
    3-2 vote, and almost certain to be appealed to the courts. Going to be interesting to see if the courts agree with the FCC decision to make internet service providers "regulated telecommunications services providers" under the 1934 Telecommunications Act, so they now have the same status as telephone companies. Even with court challenges, nothing will change until they are settled, which may take multiple years.

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    cookout = blabbermouth?
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    Just saw this post on twitter: "FCC's move might be worst attack on free speech since the 1798 Sedition Act when government critics were jailed"


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    Can't wait to pay more to get less

    Trump, I am sick of all the winning

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    just as long as internet providers make more money i'm happy

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    I was just thinking about how the monopoly Comcast has in my city wasn't quite enough of a leg up for them. Considering they can't even keep the speeds we pay for consistent, I'm sure they'll do a bang-up job implementing the technology to divide that already problematic pipeline into a few dozen separate pipelines with varying degrees of quality and speed.

    Also my bill is so simple to read and understand, I'm fired up for it to finally include some confusing surcharges, access fees, and taxes. And you know once they're making all that extra money they'll definitely funnel it straight into the technical and customer support groups to make their service even more enjoyable.

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    What are the positives to allowing corporations to lobby things?
    just drivin' round in John Voight's car

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmab03 View Post
    What are the positives to allowing corporations to lobby things?
    They're people, too

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    Well this sucks, net neutrality was one of the few Obama era policy’s that was a positive. Free speech just got raped today.

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    Ajit Pai has such a punchable fucking face - of COURSE he's the guy behind this.

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    which tier package will i have to buy to access OGboards, i wonder

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    TIERS !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheCaptain View Post
    which tier package will i have to buy to access porn, i wonder
    FIFY

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    That's going to be an awkward conversation.

    "Honey, which tier internet to you think we need?"
    "Well, I think we should spring for the Gold Club tier."
    "Really? It's $30 more a month and all you get is porn and 10 Mbps faster internet."
    "10 Mbps is a lot, babe."

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmab03 View Post
    What are the positives to allowing corporations to lobby things?
    As a serious response, politicians aren't subject matter experts on everything, and corporate lobbyists can be helpful in educating officials about the impact of legislation or proposed legislation (e.g., "Section 3 in this bill that bans trucks above 100,000 pounds on highways is impossible to comply with because empty trucks weigh more than that."). Officials need to receive stakeholder input before passing laws. Where I think shit goes bad is where elected officials give undue weight to corporations (or any special interest group for that matter) to the detriment of the general public. I also think regulatory agencies (FCC, EPA, etc) have a duty to act as guardians of the public interest, so when President Dipshit appoints a guy who disagrees with the fundamental mission of EPA to actually run EPA, or when he appoints an industry-friendly insider as the chair of the FCC, that is a problem.

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    so how could this affect the Internet of Things? could IPs block access by brand, like fuck Alexa and Sonos or those fancy refrigerators, they refused to make a deal w/ Comcast to allow their services to be used via Comcast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Say Hey Deac View Post
    As a serious response, politicians aren't subject matter experts on everything, and corporate lobbyists can be helpful in educating officials about the impact of legislation or proposed legislation (e.g., "Section 3 in this bill that bans trucks above 100,000 pounds on highways is impossible to comply with because empty trucks weigh more than that."). Officials need to receive stakeholder input before passing laws. Where I think shit goes bad is where elected officials give undue weight to corporations (or any special interest group for that matter) to the detriment of the general public. I also think regulatory agencies (FCC, EPA, etc) have a duty to act as guardians of the public interest, so when President Dipshit appoints a guy who disagrees with the fundamental mission of EPA to actually run EPA, or when he appoints an industry-friendly insider as the chair of the FCC, that is a problem.
    Great answer. The problem isn't corporations lobbying government. It's government lobbying for corporations.

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    The other issue is certain industries, and certain corporations within those industries, have undue influence compared to their peers.

    This is fake, but still funny:


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