Skip to comments.The Document That Could Change the Internet Forever
Posted on 05/15/2014 6:19:56 PM PDT by lbryce
The FCC has published its full net neutrality proposal, a document that could very well change the Internet as we know it.
See also: FCC Advances Controversial Proposal on Net Neutrality
On Thursday, the FCC approved the proposal with a 3-2 vote, opening a period of 120 days of public comments in which anyone, from stakeholders like broadband providers and net neutrality advocates to the average netizen, can weigh in and propose changes to the document. After this period, the FCC will write a final set of rules and vote on them.
The entire proposal is embedded below and the proposed new rules start on page 66. Full disclosure: it's a long, dense document that's fairly impenetrable. Our in-depth coverage of the hearing is available here.
Scribd:FCC Net Neutrality Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
(Excerpt) Read more at mashable.com ...
Nothing personal to the FCC but it should be up to
the netizens to decide. Five people voting for the
rest is not acceptable!!!
Rule #187: No LOLcats
Let’s see, if Affordable Care Act = Unaffordable Care Act and the Marketplace Fairness Act = the Marketplace Unfairness Act then it is safe to assume that Net Neutralitity = Net Bias.
What authorizes the FCC to have any involvement with the internet? Did the bureaucracy just grant itself authority?
Welcome to Brussels.
One thing’s for sure. The Statists can’t let the internet stay the way it is now.
Rule #342: No Pron
Anything the Obama Ggv. can do to stifle economic activity they will do.
There is no need for any new laws.
Anyone can put up a webserver in their home on a commodity PC, and host multiple websites on it, but purchasing static IP address internet service.
Their internet provider is just providing a network connection.
They have nothing to do with what goes over the wire and really don’t care about it and should not care.
The price of the connection service is based on how fast the connection is; faster costs more.
That’s already “open”.
And it’s reasonable in that more network traffic in general requires more hardware spending on the providers network to handle their overall network load.
No improvements are needed for the law or regulation.
The wording of this document is classic gibberish that leaves things WIDE OPEN for abuse down the road.
WHO WILL DETERMINE WHAT IS OPENNESS AT THE FCC A FEW YEARS FROM NOW ?
It’s not stated - it’s a wide “open” authorization for the FCC to regulate according to their whim.
“Your website talks about Bibles, which is not “open”, your IP address is hereby shut off to network traffic on port 80, so your website is now shut down”.
“The software you sell on your website is not “open”, so your website is now shut off”. Of course, the software you were selling was just a little too competitive against the wrong organization or business.
The FSF wants all software to ship with source code included, thus eliminating the idea of a software startup business. They’re fine with a SERVICE business, just not a PRODUCT business. You’re supposed to create great software because you like to do that, then turn over your work product to “the world”.
Basically at the moment, whatever you pay, you get all websites at the same speed...after, you pay extra to get the same speed for certain websites that are popular...Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, etc.
Can somebody educate me on net neutrality? I keep up with different issues, but this hasn’t been one of them. I know it’s bad, but I really don’t know what it means. Just a link to a good article would be great. Ten words or less would be golden. :)
This is what they do when they want something, come at us a hundred different ways until they get through. Bottom line on this is O wants control of the web. He just tried to give the whole damn thing away and when that failed, he revived the net neutrality gig.
I'll start emailing/calling etc. but this might be subtle enough to slip under the radar. Giving the Internet away got enough press to stop them but we can probably never get enough attention focused on this.
Jack Boots and SWAT Teams are on order.
I’m here at the offices of Web Hosting Company X where an FCC Enforcement Team raid uncovered illicit bandwidth utilization. During the raid FCC Enforcement Team Officers shot several technicians, one fatally. Several others were arrested. All servers have been impounded pending further investigation. No word yet on whether company mascot Fido, also shot during the raid, will recover.
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the google bots did not build the telecom backbone the Internet requires but they want it to serve THEIR business model which requires those that have built and keep building the telecom/internet backbone be reduced to operating as a public service to the likes of google et al
Rule #666:All your internets are belong to us.