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« on: October 22, 2009, 11:14:59 AM »

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/FCC-votes-to-begin-crafting-apf-3805924772.html?x=0&.v=5

Not a big step, but a required one.

For those not behind net neutrality, I heard an interesting analogy the other day. It was regarding the notion of private roads vs. public roads. There are rules a regulations re. public roads, but you can't say that a huge trucking company can have unrestricted access where mon-and-pop in their minivan can't. It's taxpayer supported highway. Unlike a private road (eg a LAN) that you can do just about anything you want to on.

The net, even though it's now carried by private carriers, started out as and has always been a public-owned highway - even though it's carried on private fiber. Created by tax payer dollars and certainly part of the eminent domain, the carriers are paid to provide service so it's not a giveaway on their part, but for them to now try to institute restriction would be akin to the Griffith company (built the 101 fwy in Los Angeles) now saying they have the right to denote whom goes where on the road.

5 years is a long time for this battle, but now that it's moving into the domain of actual legislation crafting, let's hope that it's done correctly.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 11:24:59 AM »

Thrust. Parry.

McCain Introduces Bill to Block FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

http://www.pcworld.com/article/174155/mccain_introduces_bill_to_block_fccs_net_neutrality_rules.html
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 11:32:50 AM »

I've called all his offices and let them know that he's being a corporatist elitist rather than for the people ... and if anything, from him, I'd have expected something different. Call if you have a moment:

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 02:47:05 PM »

This one's a keeper:

"I understand there is a regulatory revival climate in Washington under the Obama Administration, but the FCC's launch of a rulemaking proceeding to adopt new Internet regulations stands out as an example of a proposed regulation in search of a problem that will then search for a solution to address the non-problem." - Randolph May, president of the Free State Foundation, a free-market think tank, a free collective of free men-free and freely free women.  "Free" as in "Fascism" not "Free" as in "Free Speech" - itto

A different article on the same subject: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/102209-mccain-introduces-bill-to-block.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_pm_2009-10-22

I'd call if I was a resident Angry  Damn I wish McCain was president ROFLMAO

Shit this works for everything: "In search of a problem that will then search for a solution to address the non-problem".  So once the original non-problem is found the non-problem transforms into a solution finder that resolves the original problem, or I mean non-problem.  Wait where's the problem??  Oh right, it's the "heavy government regulation" that intends to stop Internet giants from "regulating" our Internet traffic.  Net neutrality is great because to oppose it means you're a regulation advocate, just when it's controlled by large corporations  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 03:04:06 PM »

Report: Telecom firms shower lawmakers with money in net neutrality fight

John McCain (R-Ariz.), who introduced legislation today to block the FCC's action, was the largest recipient of contributions from these interests, with a grand total of $894,379, the report said.

http://thehill.com/hillicon-valley/605-technology/64373-report-telecom-firms-shower-lamakers-with-money-in-net-neutrality-fight
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 03:12:15 PM »

Angry

Hardly unexpected but always a bummer to hear. Face-forward evidence of the worst forms of corruption.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 09:46:23 PM »

You mean something like this with this net neutrality Perk? Your internet bandwidth capping, net neutrality and so on censoring are so unfamiliar here. We had one case where Sonera was accused to block people from torrent sites and fuck me that was HUGE news and Sonera got absolutely roasted for it. One thing finnish don't seem to take lightly is internet restricting Wink
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