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FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/25/2017 15:29:53


Gloomtail
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCPKJDNavIE

^ Pretty good video on the topic I think. :)

Ajit Pai, the Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced on Tuesday that the FCC will vote to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally.

The move is a win for companies like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T, which would be freed of restrictions on blocking or throttling certain content or requiring websites to buy into internet "fast lanes."

But to net neutrality supporters, repealing the rules means giving those companies a free pass to block, slow or favor certain internet content.

The internet can be changed for all Americans as we know it if title 2 receives a rollback, and 20 years of unregulated internet browsing will go out the window. Have you signed the petition? Sign here and help us fight the FCC: https://www.battleforthenet.com/
FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/25/2017 16:03:54


Beren • apex 
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+1 all Americans should sign this petition and call their congressmen about this
FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/25/2017 16:13:06


knyte 
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FCC is not even active ffs. Are you really still that pissed at Aura Guardian?

/uj losing net neutrality will really suck. Imagine if your cell phone provider were able to charge you more for calling/texting certain numbers. Maybe they had a stake in Qdoba so they make you pay (or Chipotle pay) for those nice Chipotle texts.

For those not familiar with American ISPs, they're subpar services propped up by anti-competitive agreements and a history of regulatory capture. Basically a libertarian's worst nightmare- to the point that it's essentially unfixable as laying down all the infrastructure to build a new ISP is prohibitively expensive (just ask Google Fiber so far). The best we can do is keep these regional monopolies from leaking into other industries, and that's hard to do when the FCC is under regulatory capture.

Comcast and others have huge stakes in other industries that rely on the internet. They will be able to close those industries out to most competitors, especially small businesses that disrupt and advance industries, and the same crappy service will leak into things like movie streaming and pretty much every other subset of the media. Comcast says they'll uphold net neutrality anyways, but if it doesn't matter to them why are they spending so much money to get the regulation repealed? No company burns hundreds of millions of dollars on principle, they plan on getting something out of this.

Ajit Pai's FCC has not actually met the requirement of a public comment period, but a GOP Congress will ignore that unless we make it amply clear that they will not get re-elected if they don't act here.

So call your representatives, even the firmly red or blue ones, because the best thing we can do right now is keep the monopolies contained, block regulatory capture, and go back to efficient real capitalism instead of this sad joke driven by government intervention.

Edited 11/25/2017 16:14:52
FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/25/2017 16:17:21


Love Like Dragons
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I'm really confused. This should be in off topic. Not clans. Unless it was an attention grab. In which you are successful.

Edited 11/25/2017 16:17:34
FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/25/2017 16:28:55


Japanball
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I think it as moved by mods.
This should be Warlight's background
FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/25/2017 16:48:23


Belarusian Gentleman
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the move is a win for customers since they can actually, you know, pick what they want to buy, instead of being forced to buy it all.

Ban also stores selling more than one kind of fruit. It all needs to be sold in a cornucopia.

Also petitioning politicians shows your weakness. with any luck these old geezers won't realise the threat the internet holds for them. but nope, that dream's fully dead now in the USA. Thanks a lot for ruining it for the rest, "net neutrality warriors" who want government tentacles on internet !

(and it's not like they care about the average American folk pff don't be naive)

Edited 11/25/2017 17:06:28
FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/25/2017 17:29:29


Belarusian Gentleman
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FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/26/2017 18:56:20


Kurosaki Ichigo
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FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/26/2017 19:46:46


Cata Cauda
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Haha, stupid US-Americans cant handle their oligarchy.
FCC must be defeated once and for all.: 11/26/2017 20:19:20


Japanball
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^The denonym, like it or not, is American
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