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FCC New Rules For The Internet Will Kill The Internet We Know
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Posted 5/13/14

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x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

It's all terrible, isn't it?

I believe the Internet as a whole has known seriously about this for about the last 3 Years...but hasn't known exactly what to do about it. I can only hope that the Celebrity Internet users...
...well, at least their BANK Accounts have something at all to say about this, because at the worst of it, it's an absolute and terrible; perhaps THE MOST brutal and cantankerous assault on "Freedom of Speech" that I can think of, right off the top of My head.

Greed knows no boundaries. Freedom, as it was MEANT to be, is all but absolutely no more in the Days that We live. And I can only fear for those with Children, that the World in which THEY will inherit will be that much worse. One Day not too far off, Our legacy is going to look back and think "WTF?" May the Flying Spaghetti Monster help Us all...Ramen.


We can't directly do anything but we can call en mass to the correct representatives based on congressional districts. (google the districts in your state to determine who to contact)... they are the one's that is supposed to fight on our behalf, if they get a hint they could be losing lots of support they should speak out on the issue


Pay attention to this web site. In a few days, the FCC are gonna open up a commenting period. This will be your chance to tell the FCC that you want Net Neutrality to be the rule for the Internet. This website will have a set up that will let you say your say. The more Americans that have their say, the more weight it will have with the FCC.

So be sure to say your say.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/05/prepare-take-action-defend-net-neutrality-heres-how-fcc-makes-its-rules

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/05/15/fcc-approves-plan-to-allow-for-paid-priority-on-internet/



Currently I can stream at 1080p with no trouble. My friend showed me this and now I'm worried how this will effect my anime streaming in the future.
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I will lose my life if this comes true. The government better stop with this crap already.
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Just want to point out that the FCC clearly knows we don't want this, as every time they propose something like this, the internet flips.

They don't care.

However, that doesn't mean I'm not pissed, nor should we give up. Fuck these people and their insistence on controlling our lives, and things that have nothing to do with them.
Posted 5/15/14
DeadlyOats lololol love that pic with the username.
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Welcome to the new AOL internet.
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Fuck you Tom Wheeler, fuck you...
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I have contacted both the FCC via http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search/execute?proceeding=14-28 and my LA Congressional District 6 representative. Also here is some evidence of Comcast's shenanigans and flat out lies. http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/this-hilarious-graph-of-netflix-speeds-shows-the-importance-of-net-neutrality/
The shenanigans against Netflix has already resulted in a future $2 price increase for the service... if the ISPs have their way Crunchyroll will likely suffer the same fate, indeed it likely is already being throttled based upon all of the complaints I have seen in comments.

The following is what I emailed to my representative, I encourage you all to do the same... Copy/Paste if you are lazy.

"FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will soon testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Any FCC rules that would allow ISPs to decide how I can access certain content online are unacceptable and will be disastrous for the promise of an innovative and open Internet. I want my representative to publicly and loudly oppose any such rules, and send a message to the FCC that Congress and the public stand united on this.

I have an acute understanding of the current situation with the proposed “internet fast lane” rules and I am aware of the technical and circumstantial details around the recent Netflix/Comcast event.

I must say that I was not expecting this from the FCC at this time; the proposed rules do not make sense and do not follow the FCC charter. In 2009 the FCC drafted similar rules because of the events surrounding Comcast and Comcast’s arbitrary throttling of peer-to-peer traffic; in that case the FCC lost their case when the DC district court ruled that Comcast is classified as an “information service.” Recently, the FCC finished writing the “Open Internet” rules and once again the FCC was sued by Verizon. The FCC lost their case once again – in both of these cases the court urged the FCC to reclassify these ISPs as a Title II communications company if the office of the FCC was serious about drafting rules that these companies must follow.

I’m aware that Title II has some stringent rules and that these rules may not all be applicable to internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast. However, I would remind you that the FCC has the power of forbearance; the office can choose what rules will be imposed. Were these internet service providers classified as “telecommunications services”, as the FCC has been encouraged to do by these two court cases, then it does not have to enforce all the rules under Title II.

Certainly I have been surprised by these proposed “internet fast lane” rules; they were entirely unexpected at this time. I do not see how they are substantially different than the rules put forth in the previous two failed court cases. Also, I would not expect to entertain such a proposal unless and until the FCC reclassifies these ISPs as telecommunications companies under Title II.

In point of fact, Comcast has already negotiated a “fast lane” deal with Netflix. However, Comcast is selling service tiers to customers that specify a speed (e.g. 50 megabits per second) and a byte cap (250 gigabytes, as specified in the terms-of-service). A customer of Comcast may elect to use some or all of the capacity they have purchased on Netflix services.

I am confident that should the FCC investigate the particulars of Comcast’s activities in this case, they would have an open-and-shut antitrust case. To use a telephone analogy, this is no different than a cellular telephone provider charging a call recipient "extra" to "help prevent the call from being dropped."

This is exactly the same type of abusive conduct that the FCC tried to deal with in the court cases in 2009 and again with Verizon more recently.

Please, halt what is being done with these “internet fast lane” rules, and simply reclassify internet service providers as Telecommunications companies under Title II of the 1996 telecommunications act. It is a faster, simpler, and more effective way to accomplish these goals."
Posted 5/15/14 , edited 5/15/14
Yet again people find a way to show their superiority. I must say, it's a feat by itself. Are we all aware that we can be our own ISP's? It is costly, but there's no law stopping you from doing so. So if these little piece of brains wanted to prove any superiority, I guess they did with the ignorant.

Over here most ISPs require some form of pre-installed landline such as BT. That's pretty much what you'd be doing. BT won't reject your project so long as they're paid enough.
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"When the FCC makes new rules, the agency goes through a series of steps to craft policies that are in the best interest of the public"

In the best interest of the public

the public

Do they mean the public that knew nothing about this?
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If this goes through, we should all go to the FCC headquarters in Washington DC and commit a Mass Seppuku!!!
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Posted 5/15/14
Save the INTERNET! :O
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This is terrible.




What makes them think this is a good idea????
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i'm being told to be aware by some deadly oats. i must listen, i don't want my morning oatmeal to burn me
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