Internet (net neutrality, etc.)

 

Just read this on MSN.

What America’s historic net neutrality rules mean in plain English
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission. The rules would put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone, banning providers from "unjust or unreasonable" business practices
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The US Federal Communications Commission just adopted strict net neutrality rules that will treat the internet like a public utility. What’s in the new regulations? There are three major principles that internet service providers—like Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon—have to follow when sending data from their networks to your computer:
No blocking

Internet providers can’t prevent you from accessing “legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices” when you’re on the internet. This is intended to prevent censorship and discrimination of specific sites or services. Some open internet advocates worry the phrase “legal content” will create a loophole that might let internet providers block stuff they see as questionable on copyright grounds without a fair hearing.
No throttling

Internet providers can’t deliberately slow down data from applications or sites on the internet. That means, for instance, that a broadband company have to let all traffic flow equally, regardless of whether it’s coming from a competitor or a streaming video service like Netflix that uses a lot of data.
No paid prioritization

Internet providers can’t charge content providers extra to bring their data to you faster. That means no internet “fast lanes,” because regulators fear they will lead to degraded service for anyone not willing to pay more.

If content providers or the networks that underly the internet complain about internet providers acting as gatekeepers for their users, the FCC says it will have the authority “to hear complaints and take appropriate enforcement action if necessary, if it determines the interconnection activities of ISPs are not just and reasonable.” It’s not clear yet what that will mean in practice.

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And this will be debated for

And this will be debated for years to come in the courts, or at least until a new administration is in office.

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A Diversionary Issue!

Isn't the real issue the content that is being broadcast by both the wings and then repeated endlessly by the me"2" duplicators? mad

FIOS already has speed match

I'm quite happy and steer clear of 'illegal activities'.

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internet

what i didn't see in this article is that the public wasn't allowed to read the thing before it was passed. It also is the first step to gov controlling a free open flow of information. obummer will control the net. he might decide any view other than his own should not be seen

A Basic Issue is being ignored Here

Companies like Comcast, ATT, Verizon, Time Warner and many others pour billions into internet infrastructure. Without these upgrades and improvements, the net will be likened to the Washington DC highway system during rush hour.

If government regulation removes the profitability from the internet, who will maintain it? As usual, the bill will likely fall on the heads of the consumer in the form of higher internet access fees.

actually

bdhsfz6 wrote:

If government regulation removes the profitability from the internet, who will maintain it? As usual, the bill will likely fall on the heads of the consumer in the form of higher internet access fees.

It's about the taxes that can be applied because the ISPs are now utilities. More and higher taxes supports more social programs and government giveaways.

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Internet

yes you are right...taxes and control

A wolf..

in sheep's clothing. They make it sound like the best thing since sliced bread, but like everything else the government takes control of it will cost more money and hurt the people in the end result.
Big government, more "control".

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Wake up!

I have read articles for several years that claim that competition in Europe and Asian countries has resulted in far greater internet speeds at much lower prices.

Our monopolistic corporate providers are not doing us any favors. They use their financial clout to buy legislation to prevent municipalities and rural communities from building competing internet utilities.

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Very true thurst461.

Several years ago, the voters in my city stupidly voted down an initiative for a municipal broadband service. The local cable and telephone companies poured thousands of dollars into the campaign opposing the measure. The proponents of the measure couldn't compete with the media blitz and the voters bought into the ads and voted it down. Once the measure was defeated, all the providers significantly raised their prices on Internet service.

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Amazing

All the pundits and talking heads have all these opinions.

The FCC has NOT published the regulation yet. They have made it a secret until they are ready to publish. So how can the "experts" make an opinion?

Then, when published, if all the noise about "Net Neutrality" is true, then all the court battles will begin. This will drag on and on.

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What happened to the NPRM?

I was under the impression that agencies had to issue a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) and take public input before promulgating new rules. How can the FCC get away with adopting secret rules? Oh wait, this is the Obama Kingdom....

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Huh?

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Dissents Not Yet Published

stan393 wrote:

what i didn't see in this article is that the public wasn't allowed to read the thing before it was passed. It also is the first step to gov controlling a free open flow of information. obummer will control the net. he might decide any view other than his own should not be seen

I read that the reason the FCC didn't release the entire document is that the 2 dissenting commissioners have not yet published their opinions.

Supposedly, once the dissents are published it will all be available.

AMTRAK. cool

How?

Government involvement ALWAYS makes things better than they were.
I feel blessed the government is here to help.

The experts who have invested their careers and money into an industry need some help and who better to tell them what to do than the government?

Sarcasm? I hope so!

Sarcasm? I hope so!

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Sarcasm?

Naw, couldn't be.