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Old 11-10-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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Who wants comcast to be allowed to speed up favored sites (and by favored I mean having the ability to pay comcast big bucks) and restrict speeds on little football forums?
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The president set out four “commonsense” rules he would like to see the FCC impose:

No blocking. If a consumer requests access to a website or service, and the content is legal, an internet service provider (ISP) should not be permitted to block it.

No “throttling”. ISPs should not be allowed to intentionally slow down some content or speed up others – a process often called “throttling”.

Increased transparency. Internet service is not just about the so-called “last mile” – the connection to a customer’s home, said Obama. The FCC should monitor for potential abuses across the network.

No paid prioritization. Obama came out firmly against “fast” and “slow” lanes arguing against cable firm’s charging higher fees for faster service. He called for an “explicit ban on paid prioritization and any other restriction that has a similar effect.”

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Common Carrier, bitches!
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Wow..... I actually agree with him on something.
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Wonder how many lap dances Mr. Cruz gets from the cable company lobbyists... douche.
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Sounds to good to be true. I really have a hard time trusting anyone in our govt. Especially the POTUS.
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Right now, no one is really talking about rates: The main concern is balancing access to the internet with investment by the private sector. The FCC wants to make sure it can prevent internet service providers from discriminating against traffic, and US courts have made pretty clear that the best way to do this is to classify the internet as a “common carrier,” as Obama endorsed today. The FCC has the powers to regulate common carriers across a variety of arenas, including preventing unreasonable discrimination.



But one other thing that the FCC can do with a common carrier is ensure that its rates are “just and reasonable.” For instance, the FCC doesn’t allow phone companies to charge more than $6.50 for a single line, so that all Americans can afford access. Similar pricing rules are in place at electricity plants. If the internet is regulated under Title II, the government could come up with a similar cap on how much companies can charge for internet access.

At the moment, proponents of Title II, including Obama and net neutrality founding father Tim Wu, think that the agency should specifically say it won’t mess with internet rates, a process called “forbearance.” While there are arguments from the telecom industry that this would be impossible to do and result in large fees for content providers, both open internet advocates and the content providers themselves seem convinced that Title II won’t demand massive changes in rate-paying.



But even if you concede that the FCC can enforce net neutrality with Title II without messing with rates, open internet activists and telecom officials alike quietly acknowledge that if internet bills keep rising, and society sees internet service providers as a public good, people will start asking why they aren’t paying common carrier rates. At that point, an obvious remedy would be to fully use Title II’s powers.



So, while the big telecoms may be willing to make concessions on discrimination and blocking, they will fight and tooth and nail to avoid any suggestion that the government should consider internet access a necessity of life rather than a consumer good.

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ISPs want it both way gouge you on monthly prices and gouge on traffic speeds
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The FCC regulating the internet, gee what could go wrong.
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The FCC regulating the internet, gee what could go wrong.
Comcast and Charter in total control with no competition in any given market, what could go wrong?
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Default Re: Net Neutrality

This isn't the FCC regulating the internet, it's the FCC regulating the companies to make sure the companies don't regulate the internet.

Without net neutrality, the companies can pick and choose what sites we see. That means they can decide what information we get on any given subject. In other words, they regulate the internet.
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