Thursday, February 26, 2015

5 Things You Need to Know About the FCC's Net Neutrality Plan

 Net Neutrality

Details about FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality plan emerged yesterday, and it left D.C. types all atwitter. But this is not just an inside-the-Beltway issue. It could impact how your ISP runs their network and what type of recourse you have if you think they're doing something shady.

The details are all very wonky—I can sense you all nodding off at the mention of things like Title II, forbearance, and inter-connection. But if you care about the openness of the Internet—and you should—listen up. Here are some of the most noteworthy parts of Wheeler's proposal and what you need to know about them. And check out the top players' reactions in the slideshow below.

1. Reclassification

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10 comments:

  1. If its bad for the country. Squashes freedom enriches politicians and their cronies at our expense than it's guaranteed.

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  2. At more than 300 pages the act has a LOT more to it than the 5 mentioned in this article, many of which we have no idea.

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    1. I thought no one had read it yet.

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    2. A number of people had read it including a commissioner who was NOT a Dem. He publicly stated last week that he was voting against it based upon what he had read.....and that he was not allowed to release the contents at that time.

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  3. According to reports this passed with voting along part lines as expected. NOW we get to learn over the next year just how nasty this is.

    SCOTUS slapped the FCC down a couple years ago saying they didn't have the authority to regulate the internet. In response the FCC birthed this abomination where they all on their own decide the internet is no longer an information based entity but a communications entity.....a telecom and thus under their control. A lawsuit needs to be filed immediately citing the court decision and pointing out the obvious....just because the FCC decides to vote to give themselves authority over the internet in no way makes that vote legal and in fact their act is a violation of a court decision. So therefore the commission is in contempt.

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    1. A lawsuit needs to be filed immediately citing the court decision and pointing out the obvious....just because the FCC decides to vote to give themselves authority over the internet in no way makes that vote legal and in fact their act is a violation of a court decision. So therefore the commission is in contempt.

      Well said.

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  4. The communist George Soros donated 196 million dollars for proponents on the
    White House Staff for the Net Neutrality plan. The FCC is suppose to be
    independent but Obama appointed all five commissioners. There's got to be
    a communist agenda or else why not expose what was in the plan.

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    1. There's got to be a communist agenda or else why not expose what was in the plan.

      Oh, it is just like everything else Obama does.

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