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FCC Approves Plan to Regulate Internet
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/21/fcc-poised-pass-network-neutrality-rules/ ^

Posted on 12/21/2010 10:40:28 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a plan to regulate the Internet despite warnings that it could strangle industry investment and damage an economy that is still struggling to recover.

The 3-2 vote fell along partisan lines with Democrats capitalizing on their numerical advantage.

The rules would prohibit phone and cable companies from abusing their control over broadband connections to discriminate against rival content or services, such as Internet phone calls or online video, or play favorites with Web traffic.

Lawmakers in both parties have been arguing for months that Congress, not the Obama administration, should take the lead role in deciding whether and how much to police the web. But despite a brief backing-off earlier in the year, the FCC has pushed ahead with its new regulatory plan.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski secured the three votes needed for approval, despite firm opposition from the two Republicans on the five-member commission.

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To: Red in Blue PA

As with any other war, taking out the enemy’s ability to communicate is critical.


51 posted on 12/21/2010 11:36:14 AM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: DesertRhino
"Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?"

Joseph Stalin
52 posted on 12/21/2010 11:36:56 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The US Constitution and the rule of law mean nothing to Obama and his crowd. I see this as a naked power grab no different than Hugo Chavez seizing control of the Internet.
53 posted on 12/21/2010 11:40:50 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: circlecity
"And how will it do that if the Courts rule against them?"

The same way firearms were regulated for the past seventy-five years in spite of the regulations being unconstitutional. They'll threaten their targets with taking them to court and put regulations in place that nominally don't have anything to do with content but that will only be enforced against those who don't "play the game". That's exactly how Fannie and Freddie were used to undermine the entire mortgage industry and unless Congress steps in the same sort of thing will work with service providers.

54 posted on 12/21/2010 11:42:00 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Asking the same thing. I thought the courts have already ruled the FCC does not have the power to control the Internet. Why is this not an issue?

Rush has said this is being pushed by Soros and Google.

55 posted on 12/21/2010 11:43:53 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Ann Archy
TIME FOR PITCHFORKS!! that’s what Sen. Clare said!!

Screw that! Time to feed the pigs.

56 posted on 12/21/2010 11:43:53 AM PST by meyer (Hey Obama - It's the end of the world as you know it.... ..... and I feel fine!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
i thought the internet was working fine. i guess the gov’t just wants to make it work even better. /s
57 posted on 12/21/2010 11:45:24 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Rashputin
"They'll threaten their targets with taking them to court"

The same Courts that would have just ruled they have no jurisdiction to issue the regs in the first place? I don't think Comcast would be too worried in that event.

58 posted on 12/21/2010 11:48:23 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Pollster1

“I hope the thug in our White House isn’t going to step forward as a tyrant to an even greater extent than already.”

So so true. This is my fear. The chances of miscalculation are extremely high here. We are backed into a hard corner.
And yet, the Kenyan and his forces are bolder than ever. They are attacking into areas that have long been understood as forbidden. They fully show the attitide of a clear victor, going in for the final kill.

I do not think they will stop because they think they have won. Soon they will go much too far and provoke a defensive response. This is only a prediction. I will include the obligatory police state language that “i do not advocate this”.

We live in place where you routinely see people afraid to say what they sincerely believe the future holds because the statist forces will swing into action.

But it is clearly time to firmly put our boot on Obama’s neck, and the other on the throat of whoever we elect on his place. Way past time.


59 posted on 12/21/2010 11:48:25 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Gator113
As with any other war, taking out the enemy’s ability to communicate is critical.

That sums it up nicely. The government has declared war on the people, and are now in the process of disrupting the ability for people to communicate with one another. The lack of communication will reduce the liklihood of a coordinated defense against the fascist's next action.

We're past that "awkward time", folks.

60 posted on 12/21/2010 11:48:51 AM PST by meyer (Hey Obama - It's the end of the world as you know it.... ..... and I feel fine!)
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To: mrmeyer

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?”

Joseph Stalin

Dude,,, thank you for posting that quote.


61 posted on 12/21/2010 11:50:52 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The House doesn’t get a say on START.


62 posted on 12/21/2010 11:51:46 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

By trying to keep the internet free from prioritization, the legislators are killing it how exactly? When your ISP says you have to have the highest tier internet package to stream ANYTHING, you’ll realize how foolish you are.

I’d love to see the look on your face when you call up your ISP and try to get some answers as to why you can’t get to freerepublic anymore. Only to hear - We don’t support that site, we suggest you go to democraticunderground instead, they have priority data flow on our network.


63 posted on 12/21/2010 11:56:10 AM PST by SengirV
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To: circlecity
"The same Courts that would have just ruled they have no jurisdiction to issue the regs in the first place? I don't think Comcast would be too worried in that event."

And you figure the only thing Comcast can be threatened with is a single, specific, already shot down issue? Do they pay taxes? Do they buy property? Do they have infrastructure? Do they employ anyone? Come on, you're being deliberately dull on this and you know it. The FCC will find a way to get what they want whether they're the ones weilding the club or some other branch of government is.

64 posted on 12/21/2010 11:56:52 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’d like to know on what authority the FCC plans on doing this. They have been shot down in court on this already I guess they like getting spanked by the judges.

Define insanity... Repeating the same process over and over and over again and expecting different results.


65 posted on 12/21/2010 11:58:00 AM PST by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: xeno
Update!

Fascism

66 posted on 12/21/2010 11:58:37 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Rashputin
"Come on, you're being deliberately dull on this and you know it.

Uh, you were the one who said the FCC would go to the Courts to avoid obeying the Courts.

67 posted on 12/21/2010 11:59:40 AM PST by circlecity
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To: kidd
The FCC is not in the business of telling companies how to price and provide services. Generally the free market does that.

Yes, and in the free market, you have a choice. In the world of ISPs, you often have no choice, or a choice of two. The telco's have treated the internet as net neutral up to this point. You are enjoying the benefits of net neutrality today. When the telco's start breaking the internet into tiers, banning sites, downgrading service, charging more - all simply because they CAN - You might begin to understand how HORRIBLE it is for businesses to do what you are suggesting.

Basically, big businesses have been giving you the drug for "free"(simply price of your internet package today), now it's time for them to charge you big $$$$$$.

68 posted on 12/21/2010 12:01:03 PM PST by SengirV
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To: circlecity

And they will, just not over they issue that’s been shot down.


69 posted on 12/21/2010 12:02:47 PM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: meyer

“The lack of communication will reduce the liklihood of a coordinated defense against the fascist’s next action.”

The speed and power of TEA mobilization scared them. They know that it was only *a hint* of what will mobilize against the steps they still have planned. They have to control the internet.

Healthcare, banking, housing, retirements, education, college loans, guns, etc,,, we are being lead straight into a dictatorship.

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government,,,,”

Hey guys,,I think i see a design


70 posted on 12/21/2010 12:04:40 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Our Government Masters simply cannot resist the impulse to fxxx around with everything under the sun, invariably making things worse than before.


71 posted on 12/21/2010 12:09:02 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Red in Blue PA
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a plan to regulate the Internet despite warnings that it could strangle industry investment and damage an economy that is still struggling to recover.

Why are we paying Congress? Let's disband the "representatives" of the people and there staffs and save some money.

72 posted on 12/21/2010 12:10:57 PM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a plan to regulate the Internet despite warnings that it could strangle industry investment and damage an economy that is still struggling to recover.

Why are we paying Congress? Let's disband the "representatives" of the people and their staffs and save some money.

73 posted on 12/21/2010 12:11:11 PM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: SengirV

You are dead wrong. This is like dictating to guns and ammo magazine that they may not refuse to print pro-gun control articles. A private infrastructure, administering it’s medium as it best sees fit.

If you are correct, then why are the statist democrats the sole ones pushing for this? Can you point to any other Democrat policy that is designed to advance free speech? Does it strike you as odd that the people who bring you speech codes, fairness doctrines, advocacy for pulling licenses of stations carrying Rush, regulating internet content for accuracy, etc are SUDDENLY worried about the free flow of information?

Last, the flow of service providers is a rush to the bottom, price-wise. If some provider goes too far in a tiered price scheme, that give their competitor a chance to undercut them with a better deal.

Last, please explain how you believe the FCC derives power to regulate a private infrastructure of an internet service provider? Do you similarly believe they should be able regulate what movies are allowed access to HBO? Do you believe a newspaper should be forced to carry content it finds unprofitable?


74 posted on 12/21/2010 12:17:22 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: SengirV

The only “free drug” here, is the one that lets the FCC “fix” their first internet problem. This establishes the precedent that the FCC can regulate the net.

After that, content control is only a vote away. You’ll love having your ISP having to go through FCC licensing like a TV or Radio station. Carry those lame public service announcements, have community activists able to challenge the licenses, regulation of content like TV.

Yeah,, that free drug of using the FCC to “fix” the internet is some goooood stuff! Wait till they collect from you,,,, You really think that will statisfy them? How can you not recognize the very first event bringing the FCC into a new realm?


75 posted on 12/21/2010 12:28:47 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Theo
"How is that a bad thing? Is there more to “net neutrality” than that?"

What this does is establish a precedent for the federal government telling Internet providers how to do their business. The expression "net neutrality" sounds a lot like "fairness" to me, and there are many in the Obama administration who've been grousing about the influence of the Internet, how it supposedly fosters rumor and false infoprmation, and how it supposedly allows people to live in their own compartmentalized universes.

So expect "net neutrality" to morph into attempts to impose a kind of "fairness doctrine" over the Internet, in ways that can only dimly be imagined.

"Net neutrality" has been described as a solution in search of a problem, which makes me think that its supporters have a hidden agenda to do something that couldn't be stated openly and honestly. There have been practically no real-life examples of the kind of problem that this policy is intended to solve.
76 posted on 12/21/2010 12:32:46 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

Poll: People can’t live without high-speed Internet

Excerpt:

High-speed Internet has had the greatest technological impact on society over the past decade and is the technology most people say they cannot live without, according to a new poll.

http://chicagobreakingbusiness.com/2010/12/poll-people-cant-live-without-high-speed-internet.html


77 posted on 12/21/2010 12:37:21 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: SengirV
"I’d love to see the look on your face when you call up your ISP and try to get some answers as to why you can’t get to freerepublic anymore. Only to hear - We don’t support that site, we suggest you go to democraticunderground instead, they have priority data flow on our network."

It isn't ISP providers who are likely to do that, but the government. Just watch how "net neutrality" morphs and becomes the opposite of what you think it is.
78 posted on 12/21/2010 12:39:17 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: GOPJ

Wrong, it’s about power for the (strike liberal) elites.

Doesn’t matter which rat bastards they are or what letter comes after their name.


79 posted on 12/21/2010 12:39:33 PM PST by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is about control of information flow, which is key to government control. We the people cannot refuse to be ruled if we don’t know what they are doing to us or planning to do to us. Information is power and more important that ever in the US as we no longer truly have a free press, but a propaganda machine. They have the press, the education system, a lot of religious organizations. If we can’t get the truth somewhere they will rule us much easier than they now do.


80 posted on 12/21/2010 12:41:29 PM PST by kaizen
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To: DesertRhino
"If you are correct, then why are the statist democrats the sole ones pushing for this? Can you point to any other Democrat policy that is designed to advance free speech? Does it strike you as odd that the people who bring you speech codes, fairness doctrines, advocacy for pulling licenses of stations carrying Rush, regulating internet content for accuracy, etc are SUDDENLY worried about the free flow of information?"

Perfectly stated. The Obama administration is full of people who are exasperated by their inability to control the Internet, talk radio, and Fox News. This is how they get their foot in the door.
81 posted on 12/21/2010 12:43:25 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s the senate that’s rolling over. Typical gang of 12 BS.


82 posted on 12/21/2010 12:44:48 PM PST by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: Steve_Seattle

Here are the six “principles” of today’s ruling. Once the FCC’s lawyers get through with it, they can mean anything they want them to.

1) Transparency. Consumers and innovators have a right to know the basic performance characteristics of their Internet access and how their network is being managed.

2) No Blocking. A right to send and receive lawful traffic. This prohibits blocking of lawful content, apps, services, and the connection of non-harmful devices to the network

3) Level Playing Field. A right to a level playing field. A ban on unreasonable discrimination. No approval for so-called “pay for priority” arrangements involving fast lanes for some companies but not others.

4) Network Management. An allowance for broadband providers to engage in reasonable network management. These rules don’t forbid providers from offering subscribers tiers of service or charging based on bandwidth consumed.

5) Mobile. Broadly applicable rules requiring transparency for mobile broadband providers, and prohibiting them from blocking websites and certain competitive applications.

6) Vigilance. Creation of an Open Internet Advisory Committee to assist the Commission in monitoring the state of Internet openness and the effects of our rules.

http://blog.openinternet.gov/


83 posted on 12/21/2010 12:45:27 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Wisconsinlady

The courts and Congress have both said that the FCC must not do this....the three RATS on the FCC today thumbed their noses at Congress and the judiciary.

The new GOP Congress will control the purse strings....they should COMPLETELY defund the FCC until this bullcrap is repealed.


84 posted on 12/21/2010 12:46:00 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: Wisconsinlady

That is a very good question wl and I believe the FCC has overstepped their authority. A quick search of FCC court rulings indicates that the courts have recently determined this as well:

“The fight over net neutrality landed in lawmakers’ laps Tuesday when a court decision stripped the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of authority to regulate the Internet.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/90909-ruling-on-fcc-hands-congress-a-tough-task

We are quickly becoming a dictatorship with reps from Congress to the Executive flaunting law that they do not agree with and choose to ignore. See also - Gerald Walpin firing, “Illegal Immigration”, offering bribes to Sestak, etc.


85 posted on 12/21/2010 12:48:26 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
In other news, the 'Comprehensive reform of accepted pleasurable pursuits' bill (CRAPP), has been approved by an overwhelming majority. This bill is expected to regulate the manner in which people have fun. Skiing, shooting, hunting, racing, the use of any machine that uses gasoline, and many other forms of recreation are expected to be banned as a result of this bill. It will also require the federal government to subsidize the purchase of bicycles.

Please note that undocumented migratory workers will be exempt from all bans associated with this bill.

86 posted on 12/21/2010 12:54:08 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ain’t that the truth. The GOP play pudgeball.


87 posted on 12/21/2010 12:57:36 PM PST by dforest
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To: devistate one four
the freedoms and liberty established by the constitution are very rapidly slipping away

Democrats and republican politicians are both guilty. Their political system of socialist oligarchy and financial enslavement is a virus within

change you can belive in

88 posted on 12/21/2010 1:03:24 PM PST by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The 3-2 vote

ARE YOU SERIOUS? THE INTERNET IS MADE UP OF BILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND 5 PEOPLE COME ALONG AND SAY BTW WE CONTROL YOU NOW?

89 posted on 12/21/2010 1:04:40 PM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: Cheerio
My pitchfork is ready

The time for "pitchforks" is quickly coming to an end. I predict that the time for firmer measures will be upon us within the next 2 years ... if we wish to retain any semblence of freedom. However I suspect that it will be forced upon us in any case

90 posted on 12/21/2010 1:07:56 PM PST by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: Skeez
ARE YOU SERIOUS? THE INTERNET IS MADE UP OF BILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND 5 PEOPLE COME ALONG AND SAY BTW WE CONTROL YOU NOW?

All yur innernets are belong to us.

91 posted on 12/21/2010 1:08:54 PM PST by ozark hilljilly (Had enough, yet?)
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To: indylindy
"they" (rep,dem) are all just 2 two colors of the same system. the US government is like the french aristocracy before the french revolution

we are so screwed because generations have been spoiled by affluence and lulled into submission we are being exploited and enslaved by taxes and debt by a small elitist group of very powerful whimps

92 posted on 12/21/2010 1:12:06 PM PST by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: clamper1797

think about it though, it is only about 1,000 out of shape limpwristed silver spoon fools in suits that completly rule our lives and seize nearly half of our paychecks to feed their fat soft bellys so that they can write more laws to control us


93 posted on 12/21/2010 1:15:28 PM PST by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: clamper1797

think about it though, it is only about 1,000 out of shape limpwristed silver spoon fools in suits that completly rule our lives and seize nearly half of our paychecks to feed their fat soft bellys so that they can write more laws to control us


94 posted on 12/21/2010 1:15:50 PM PST by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Given that they were warned, I’d say one of the first things the republicans in the house need to do is to de-fund the FCC.
Make an example out of them, that the EPA would do well to observe.


95 posted on 12/21/2010 1:17:06 PM PST by krogers58
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To: abb
"Creation of an Open Internet Advisory Committee to assist the Commission in monitoring the state of Internet openness and the effects of our rules."

Well, there goes the neighborhood. I better dig up my old BBS software and get used to paying long distance phone charges again. Here decades after underground BBS stuff goes away we enter a new century and it looks like anything that doesn't touch the Internet will be the next generation of free speech like it was prior to the Internet. Anyone else remember the raids on BBS sites back in the eighties? Those couldn't be regulated, either, but the distributors of evil software could be "taken down" by the Feds and they did so with gusto. JMHO

96 posted on 12/21/2010 1:19:03 PM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: kidd
Technically, this is unenforceable. If the FCC would try to force AT&T to change their business model, AT&T would easily win in court (via recent USSC ruling).
Practically, if the Obama administration cannot get its way in court, it will resort to Chicago-style politics.
This is a blatant disregard for the separation of powers. The Executive branch is ignoring the Judicial branch. I hope the GOP House is ready to play hardball.



I'd normally agree with you, but after the GM fiasco with the bondholders, I am not so sure it matters anymore. It is shocking at the power grab these statists are attempting.
97 posted on 12/21/2010 1:20:36 PM PST by krogers58
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To: Steve_Seattle
The internet has existed to date based on net neutrality. You can enjoy youtube, netflix, online shopping, freerepublic, etc... because the content is not being filtered. That is what the FCC should be enforcing/regulating - no packet of info is more important than the other. THAT IS IT. The government should not be looking at the contents.

The ISPs are going to filter the content of the internet, say bye-bye to netflix, youtube, streaming as you knew it. You want to get to THAT site? Sorry, not on our ISP. Streaming? you need to pay big $$$. The morphing of the internet will come quicker and with much worse results with the telco's foaming at the mouth to monetize everything on the internet.

98 posted on 12/21/2010 1:22:25 PM PST by SengirV
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To: KTM rider
think about it though, it is only about 1,000 out of shape limpwristed silver spoon fools in suits that completly rule our lives and seize nearly half of our paychecks to feed their fat soft bellys so that they can write more laws to control us

You sir, are exactly the type of person Eric Holder has begun attempting to villefy with his "radical" citizens of the US. They try to make normal, god-fearing constitutionalists as radicals. I guess down is up, and up is down now.
99 posted on 12/21/2010 1:23:01 PM PST by krogers58
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To: Red in Blue PA
Like the way they are rolling over on START?

Again, the House has no authority over treaties. I'm amazed at how many times that has to be explained.

100 posted on 12/21/2010 1:24:58 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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