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FCC Commish Says It Should Have Power to Regulate Internet

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Aug 9, 2010, 3:39 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 9, 2010, 3:56 PM

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.

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T Bone

Aug 9, 2010, 6:52 PM


How shocking, the government thinks that the government should have more power.....never would have expected that

Rolling Eyes
The internet brings about many problems. Much content comes from other countries and is therefore outside the jurisdiction of the FCC.
I believe the network operators have the right and responsibility to protect their bandwidth against bandwidth hogs...
I say no regulation of the Internet other than preventing people from posting, say, child pr0n or offering hitman services on Craigslist.
No kidding. The more power they have...the more they can make in kickbacks.

Aug 10, 2010, 12:02 PM

Give them an inch....

FCC Internet regulatory Fee 2.99/mo
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.

Welcome to the United States. Please Undres...

Aug 9, 2010, 11:42 PM

It's about time--

--the FCC flexes its muscle and forges ahead with net neutrality.
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