FCC Commish Says It Should Have Power to Regulate Internet
A commissioner with Federal Communication Commission has issued a statement in response to the Google-Verizon joint proposal regarding net neutrality announced earlier today. Commissioner Michael Copps said, "Some will claim this announcement moves the discussion forward. That's one of its many problems. It is time to move a decision forward—a decision to reassert FCC authority over broadband telecommunications, to guarantee an open Internet now and forever, and to put the interests of consumers in front of the interests of giant corporations." Google and Verizon proposed a series of points on how they believe the internet should — and shouldn't — be controlled or policed by the government. While both agreed that wireline-based broadband should be left mostly alone, they excluded wireless from their talk of traffic neutrality.
Trade Groups Renew Attack On Net Neutrality
Several trade organizations are asking a U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a decision made last month that upheld the FCC's open internet order.
Republicans Target Net Neutrality Rules with Budget Trickery
A new budget proposed by House Republicans would hobble the FCC's attempt to enact and enforce its proposed net neutrality rules. The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill "prohibits the FCC from implementing net neutrality until certain court cases are resolved, requires newly proposed regulations to be made publicly available for 21 days before the Commission votes on them, and prohibits the FCC from regulating rates for either wireline or wireless Internet service." Republicans have used several different avenues through which to block the FCC's proposed rules.
Court to Allow Net Neutrality Rules to Take Effect
A federal appeals court today refused to block the FCC's net neutrality rules from going into effect. USTelecom, the CTIA, and other groups sought to prevent them from becoming law while the rules are being litigated.
Appeals Court Upholds FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today upheld the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules.
FCC to Begin Dismantling Title II Net Neutrality
The FCC today voted down party lines to begin the process of undoing the Title II designation that governs net neutrality. "The FCC is proposing to return to a regulatory framework that preserved a free and open internet for almost 20 years," said the agency on its Twitter feed.
I believe the network operators have the right and responsibility to protect their bandwidth against bandwidth hogs...
Give them an inch....
FCC net neutrality guarantee 1.74/mo
FCC mandatory maintenance Fee 1.49/mo
local taxes 2.99/mo
Federal taxes= 7.22/mo
VIOP 911 regulatory fee= 1.99/mo
Location aware government stalking fee = 2.00/mo
You must now install the FCC regulated tool-bar on any browser you use.
FCC will guarantee you net neutrality on your ISP as long as you pay the fee's.
FCC will guarantee no illegal content downloaded.
Internet Service Providers will now be required to pay new service fee's to the FCC based on customer base.
FCC patiently waits for the next thing to "regulate" (aka TAX) while looking through photo's of your children on your hard drive.
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It's about time--