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.
Internet Corps Push FCC to Keep the Internet Open
A collective of 150 technology companies, including Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo, today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission pleading with the agency to reconsider its current net neutrality proposal. As proposed, the agency would permit what amounts to fast lanes for companies that pay broadband companies extra fees.
FCC to Vote On Net Neutrality in February
The FCC plans to vote on rules regarding net neutrality in February. The FCC expects to circulate a final proposal of the rules in the early part of the month and vote on them during its scheduled February 26 open meeting.
White House Asks FCC to Classify Internet as a Utility
President Barack Obama today sided with the concept of net neutrality and laid out a plan to keep the internet open. "We cannot allow internet service providers to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas.
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.
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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