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    FCC's net neutrality repeal sparks backlash | TheHill
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    "The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to scrap net neutrality rules governing how internet service providers handle web traffic has unleashed a wave of intense opposition."
    "As of Sunday afternoon, at least 750,000 people have called Congress since Pai announced his plan, according to battleforthenet.com. And activists are planning hundreds of demonstrations at Verizon stores — Pai was associate general counsel at the telecom giant from 2001 to 2003 — and congressional offices across the country next week in protest of the planned vote."
    “We could have that conversation, but what these guys want to do is rip away the current protections and pretend they'll come back with something stronger and that's just never proven to be the case for them,” Wood said."





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    First of all, many thanks to all of you who called your Congressman and Senators to protest the egregious move to undo net neutrality. The pressure must be kept on your elected officials however, as that is the only way they are going to understand that we mean business!

    What is happening is the result of electing Republicans to office where they, in turn, can appoint officials who can return to slam it to Internet consumers.

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    there is an alternative:

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...unity-networks

    i almost hope their greed looses them their market.
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    FCC's net neutrality repeal sparks backlash

    You don't even understand why that is a bad thing...

    Because the FCC controls the Internet, they say people must be provided an equal service.

    By giving net neutrality to the FTC then the Internet could be governed as a utility where Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc could not censor their websites but would have to provide their services like a utility and provide equal access to all and where trending would reflect actual clicks and not what higher ups WANT to be at the top.

    So, your version of net neutrality is a vote pro-Internet censorship.

    Edit: I mentioned this in the last thread for you to define net neutrality for exactly this reason.

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    It is laudable that over a quarter of a million people have called in to protest the FCC's action on Net Neutrality! Keep it Up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoWhip View Post
    It is laudable that over a quarter of a million people have called in to protest the FCC's action on Net Neutrality! Keep it Up!
    It is laudable, but it is ineffective. Only voting, and voting for Democrats, will make a difference. This is an issue on which there is a clear binary partisan choice. The Republicans are on the wrong side of the issue, as they usually are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    It is laudable, but it is ineffective. Only voting, and voting for Democrats, will make a difference. This is an issue on which there is a clear binary partisan choice. The Republicans are on the wrong side of the issue, as they usually are.
    Can you explain why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Can you explain why?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Yes.
    Great. Let's hear it.

    Odds are you're using the old definition of net neutrality to try and apply it to new circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    It is laudable, but it is ineffective. Only voting, and voting for Democrats, will make a difference. This is an issue on which there is a clear binary partisan choice. The Republicans are on the wrong side of the issue, as they usually are.
    Nonsense. This would have happened 4 years ago (Obama endorsed the idea) were it not for public outcry that was big enough to send them scurrying back into their holes to regroup their efforts and wait for a more opportune time to attempt it, which it seems they have found. Both the house and the senate were republican controlled then. There's more to democracy than pulling levers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    You don't even understand why that is a bad thing...

    Because the FCC controls the Internet, they say people must be provided an equal service.

    By giving net neutrality to the FTC then the Internet could be governed as a utility where Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc could not censor their websites but would have to provide their services like a utility and provide equal access to all and where trending would reflect actual clicks and not what higher ups WANT to be at the top.
    Sounds about right.

    So, your version of net neutrality is a vote pro-Internet censorship.

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