FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations
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Feb 26, 2015, 1:12 PM by Eric M. Zeman
The FCC today voted 3-2 along party lines to implement new regulations over broadband services. The rules seek to reclassify broadband services as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which will put them under stricter government oversight. The FCC's two Republican commissioners, Ajit Pai and Michael O'Reilly, opposed the vote. Chairman Tom Wheeler and the two Democratic commissioners, Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn, voted in favor of the rules. The rules will ban paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services on both wired and wireless networks. Wheeler believes the rules will withstand the legal attacks that are sure to come from companies such as AT&T, which has already indicated it will sue. The agency fielded more than four million comments from Americans ahead of the vote.
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I don't get it...
Gov't has their finger in damn near everything lousy in this country... you decide if it's good for you to have them involved in your internet or not
Not having this rule essentially allows billing two parties for the same thing. The carriers have all already decided to have different ser...
Of course the internet is netural, There are no companies out there blocking certain websites or slowing down certain bandwidth hogs like Netflix and Youtube.
I suppose they passed this law with the intent of making it...
How the eff is that a dictatorship?
Just FYI, everyone who opposed Net Neutrality was paid off by Comcast, TWC, Verizon, etc
https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/discuss.php?fm=m ... »
Yet here you sit claiming the opposite position. Do you have anything better to do than troll a forum looking for a fight? ...
Some wishful thinking going on in here...
1. SCOTUS will most likely kill this. They have killed every similar attempt. It doesn't really matter how the FCC justifies their grab, the fact is that the internet is soley about information. Government has no legal authority to control that information or speech.
My prediction is a SCOTUS overturn of these regulations by a vote of 5-4.
2. A Republican President is coming. Even hardcore Dems recognize this. Just going on statistics alone, a Repub is likely. Add in the fact that even moderate Dems are looking for a change away from current government policies and it looks impossible for a Dem to win this cycle.
3. Congress is already considering defunding the FCC ent...
You show how little you understand with this statement. The fact that the Supreme Court shot down previous FCC regulations is the very reason this approach was taken. M...
Finally....the American consumer wins, GREAT DAY!!!
And it is sad because you have non-paid nitwits promoting this agenda so they can feel important.
This is on par with black americans who vote for t...
Phones Migrate to VoIP
Therefore, would Net Neutrality simply be modernizing the voice utility with the transition to VoIP? I'm not saying it is likely, but with no internet regulation, it is very possible to see a headline such as "Vonage doesn't pay for priority, Verizon prevents customers from calling 911", no?
Shouldnt Common Carrier mean...