Skip to comments.FCC & Net Neutrality: Let the Real Rumble Begin
Posted on 09/20/2011 6:42:44 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
It looks like it is finally going to happen. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally gotten their net neutrality regulations through the bureaucratic mess, and now it [IS] only a matter of times before they start to take effect.
The National Journal reports:
Open Internet regulations, or network-neutrality rules, have cleared the final regulatory hurdle before getting on the books, a Federal Communications Commission spokesman said on Monday. The rules, which limit how cable and phone companies can treat legal Internet traffic, are strongly opposed by Republicans in Congress, who have unsuccessfully attempted to repeal them on several occasions. The FCC passed the regulations in December over Republican objections, creating the defining saga of commission Chairman Julius Genachowskis tenure so far and fulfilling an Obama campaign promise. The Office of Management and Budget, which had a procedural role in OKing the regulations thanks to the Paperwork Reduction Act, had to review new data-collection responsibilities that the rules apply to Internet service firms. OMB signed off late Friday, an FCC spokesman said in an e-mail.
Now the net neutrality rules will head to the Federal Register and [TO] be published within one to three weeks. Following that, it will be another 60 days after they are published before they go into effect. Can someone start the countdown? Within the next few months the real fight over net neutrality is going to commence and rightly so. Verizon Wireless and Metro PCS are expected to challenge the legality of this net neutrality regulation. They filed lawsuits in January when the regulations were first approved, but they were thrown out of court because the rules hadnt gone into effect yet. As we have previously reported, Republican FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell believes that there is a better than average chance that the court will deem these regulations illegal. If that isnt enough and as we have also previously reported, House Republican have made attempts in the past to defund the FCC in part to prevent them from implementing net neutrality. It is for sure that if the courts fail to step in the GOP will make another attempt at defunding the FCC. Net Neutrality is bad policy that will hurt consumers and frankly is down right illegal. Hopefully with an all-hands-on-deck approach, we can come together to stop net neutrality as quickly as possible.
The same argument all over again. How is letting major telco monetize every bit going over the internet HELPing consumers exactly? Paying more for less functionality IS the future, if the telco's have their way. Thanks to them carving up the country, there is precious little choice for consumers at their house, when it comes to internet options.
The present form of net neutrality is BAD. But some of the core points of it are not.
——————The same argument all over again.——————
It’s the same marxists over and over again.
They don’t change. Their goal hasn’t changed. Why would my argument change?
-————How is letting major telco monetize every bit going over the internet HELPing consumers exactly? Paying more for less functionality IS the future, if the telco’s have their way.-————
This is disconnected from reality, in two ways. Regulations have an inherent cost to them. Studies have been done that prove how expensive regulations get.
Net neutrality will make things more expensive, not less.
The second way that this is disconnected from reality is only looking at this from an economic aspected. These marxists pushing all of this could care less about your 39.95 or 79.95 or whatever per month you pay for your broadband. This is about freedom. It always is for marxists. It was in Cuba, it was in Russia, it was and still is in China. To think that marxists have now somehow changed just because the internet is on the line is an equivalent of burning history books.
-————The present form of net neutrality is BAD. But some of the core points of it are not.-—————
As a birthchild of marxist thought, every single part of it are bad. Even those parts which seem good on the surface, are nothing more than a means to an end. This is a historical truth for this type of ideology.
“Big Brother U.S. Government Subpoenaed Amazon.com to Obtain Book Purchasing Records of Customers”
Saturday, December 08, 2007
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Note the date.
Also, follow the money.
“5 Heavily Discounted George Soros Buy Ideas”
“Why Is George Soros Selling AT&T and Verizon?”
by: Investment Underground April 20, 2011
What the hell, I thought this was OVER!!! That’s what the headlines said 3 months ago right here at FR.
I am in the business of providing broadband Internet services. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be raising my prices.
There are embedded in the rules record keeping and log maintenance rules that will require me to alter my practices. You see my company isn’t large enough to afford the equipment necessary to restrict bandwidth from certain places or with certain content. If you buy a 4 meg package you get 4 megs.
BUT I will STILL have to keep logs for years, fill out some stupid paperwork reports, and I am sure spend time responding to complaints. I may have to buy some other pieces of hardware so I can monitor every connection to make sure they are getting the full boat. And I will have to gather statistics so I can post them “conspicuously” on my web site so as to be “more transparent”. I figure that at a minimum my monthly price will have to increase by at least $5 to cover these additional costs.
I may have to raise it more after I read the entire rules as posted but $5 is a starting point.
My customers can thank the FCC.
Thanks. I hope you don’t mind, but some of what you posted has relevance in what I posted last night so I copied it there. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2780825/posts
The glorious revolution is never over. It’s only put on hold for a period of time.
Wasn’t the FCC already slapped down by the courts who said they did not have the legal authority to regulate the Internet? So much for the rule of law in this country.
My apologies. I have only briefly leafed through FR and didn’t realize you’d posted this previously.
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Your post was good. It was similar to what I had already posted, but different.
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Fairness doctrine is over. But that hasn't prevented some people from following the astroturf to purposely confuse net neutrality with it or any other bad policy.
The words "if applicable" precede traffic limiting disclosure requirements. It sounds like you don't have the kind of equipment needed to violate net neutrality, so that part would be easy. If you know your business, you should be able to comply with this rule in about half an hour, and publish it to your users.
Don't believe the scaremongers. They're just doing the bidding of the big telcos that stand to lose their ability to secretly screw their customers.