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Thu May 18, 2017, 04:47 PM

FCC Votes To Begin Rollback Of Net Neutrality Regulations

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Source: NPR

The Federal Communications Commission has officially begun to undo Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers, often called net neutrality rules. The rules, passed in 2015, had placed cable and telecom companies under the strictest-ever oversight of the agency.

In a 2-1 vote along party lines Thursday, the FCC's Republicans voted to propose a new review of the rules, with the goal of loosening the regulations on the industry. As dozens of protesters outside urged the agency to stop the proceeding and keep the strict oversight, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argued that the current rules represented a "bureaucratic straitjacket" on the industry.

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"The dissenting Democratic commissioner, Mignon Clyburn, "vociferously" opposed Pai's proposal, calling it "no-touch" rather than light-touch. "If you unequivocally trust that your broadband provider will always put the public interest over self-interest or the interest of their stockholders, then the 'Destroying Internet Freedom' [proposal] is for you," she said."

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/18/528941897/fcc-votes-to-begin-rollback-of-net-neutrality-regulations

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 04:58 PM

1. Just like deregulation of the airlines

there were at one time 115 airlines in the United States, now its down to less than 25.
Sinclair Corporation is about to benefit from this same bunch of 2 right wing republican appointed hypocrites to take over close to 2/3rd's of the market on television, and now their are only 6 service providers for tv, that own more stations under different names


Now with this vote, there will be more BS from internet service providers that was originally paid for by the taxpayers through the defense department to start the internet, and now is some way the blood octopus has been taken over by telephone companies that were deregulated in the early 80''s .

My question is why did we pay for something and now get deprived of the product..........................

See a pattern here it's called oligarchies


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Response to turbinetree (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:01 PM

2. The public owns the airwaves, and as you said the oligarchs want to take that away

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Thu May 18, 2017, 05:25 PM

3. Locking...

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