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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:28 PM

Hillary Clinton lends support to the FCC's net neutrality plan days before vote

Hillary Clinton lends support to the FCC's net neutrality plan days before vote
Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton today came out in support of the FCC's proposal to reclassify broadband as a utility the cornerstone of its plan to put stronger net neutrality rules into effect. In a conversation today with Kara Swisher from Recode, Clinton said she agreed with classifying internet service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act but also pointed out that there was more that could be done.

"I think that for the FCC to do what they want to do to try to create net neutrality as the norm they have to have a hook to hang it on," Clinton said to Swisher. "So, they're hanging it on Title II." When asked whether she agreed with that "hook," Clinton replied that "it's the only one the've got." She went on to say that "I think that if there were another hook, it would come out of a modern 21st century telecom act. And that hasn't happened, and it's not likely to happen."

Regardless of Clinton's desire for a more comprehensive and modern telecommunications act that better accounts for the internet, she still said she'd vote for the FCC's current proposal. "As I understand it, it's Title II with a lot of changes in it to avoid the worst of Title II regulation," Clinton said. "It's a foot in the door ... but it's not the end of the discussion."

Specifically, Clinton wants to see changes enacted around incentivizing competition, something that's sorely lacking in the broadband market right now; more broadly, she hopes to see internet connectivity treated more as an infrastructure problem. "It's not just net neutrality standing alone, end of debate," Clinton said. "And that should be part of a really smart legislative endeavor, but I don't think people believe that could happen in the short term."


Hillary Clinton is on the correct side of this issue.

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Reply Hillary Clinton lends support to the FCC's net neutrality plan days before vote (Original post)
Agnosticsherbet Feb 2015 OP
VanillaRhapsody Feb 2015 #1
Agnosticsherbet Feb 2015 #3
VanillaRhapsody Feb 2015 #4
joshcryer Feb 2015 #2
DonViejo Feb 2015 #5
Agnosticsherbet Feb 2015 #6
misterhighwasted Feb 2015 #7

Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:32 PM

1. She is on our side on most issues....some just fail to recognize that fact!

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:35 PM

3. She is on our side and this is an important statement of policy.

Since there are going to be Court Challenges, I suspect this will be one of the issues that comes up in the campaign.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:36 PM

4. She most certainly is...

 

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:35 PM

2. She is on most issues.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:38 PM

5. Correction: she's not on the "right side" she's on the correct side. ;-) eom

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:47 PM

6. I agree. she is on the correct side.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 06:06 PM

7. Thanks for clarifying. she's always been on the correct side of policy.

What's best for consumers. Not always Corporates. She will make a great President for our unfair & unbalanced Nation & World.
Kudos to Mrs Rodham Clinton.
I will encourage her to run & fight for her to win.

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