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  • When the FCC came knocking ...

    04/23/2015 7:42:19 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-21-15 | Eric Cope
    The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted a plan to regulate the Internet like the phone companies of the 1930s. The decision is wrong for countless reasons, including an imminent reduction in investment and innovation. To undo these burdensome regulations, Congress should work together in the coming months to pass a law that both ensures the desired consumer protections everyone favors but forgoes the antiquated 1930s-style public-utility regulations. Let's take a step back. The FCC initially proposed last year to adopt a simpler set of rules guaranteeing that the Internet remains open and available to all users. This type of regulation...
  • Norway first country to switch off FM radio.

    04/20/2015 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/20/2015 | Roxborough, Scott
    First it was Net Neutrality; will the demise of FM radio come next ? Norway will be switching off FM radio as of 2017 as part of its transition to digital airwaves, DAB. Norway will save $25 million without the FM spectrum making it possible to add 20 or more "national" stations to its digital offerings. Other Scandinavian countries as well as the UK are planning to abandon FM by 2022. For the consumer it means having to buy a new DAB radio which will no doubt soon be given free by Dear Leader along with your phone, toaster and...
  • Get Ready for $11 Billion in 'Net Neutrality' Taxes

    04/10/2015 5:48:43 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 103 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/09/2015 | Staff
    romises: Not long after FCC chairman Tom Wheeler swore that the FCC takeover of the Internet wouldn't result in new taxes or fees, it appears likely that new taxes will show up on Internet bills in the near future.
  • FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service

    04/09/2015 2:27:56 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 46 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | April 9,2015 | JIM PUZZANGHERA
    Recently adopted net neutrality regulations soon could make your monthly Internet bill more complicated — and potentially more expensive. Every month, consumers pay a small fee on their phone bills for a federal program that uses the money — a total of $8.8 billion raised nationwide last year — to provide affordable access to telecommunications services in rural areas, underserved inner cities and schools. Now the fee could start appearing on broadband bills too, in a major expansion of the nearly two-decade-old Universal Service Fund program. It's not clear yet, however, if most consumers would end up paying more in...
  • FCC Ponders Protecting CPNI in ISP-as-Telecom World

    04/05/2015 6:44:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | 04/05/2015 | John Eggerton
    Could Mean New 'Harmonized' Approach to Telcos, ISPs The Federal Communications Commission said Monday (March 30) it will huddle with broadband stakeholders next month to try to figure out the best way to protect broadband Internet service provider customers' online privacy now that the agency is applying Title II-based Sec. 222 consumer protections to broadband service. The FCC's Wireline Competition and Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau has scheduled an April 28 workshop to help determine the Sec. 222 duty on telecommunications carriers, which ISPs are now considered per the Feb. 26 title II order, to impose "on every telecommunications carrier...
  • Rep. Gohmert Absolutely Unloads on FCC Chief: ‘You’re Playing God With the Internet!’

    03/26/2015 10:23:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/26/15 | Oliver Darcy
    Rep. Louie Gohmert unloaded on Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheleer Wednesday during a Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. “You’re playing God with the Internet,” the conservative firebrand shouted at the FCC chief, referencing the agency’s move to regulate the web.
  • Cable lobby eyes opening to rewrite Web law

    03/21/2015 11:39:00 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/15 | Julian Hattem
    Cable and telecom industry lobbyists are launching an effort to convince lawmakers to support new legislation that replaces federal Internet regulations. 
After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its new regulations to treat the Web like a public utility, major companies are now sensing an opening to escape what they consider crushing net neutrality regulations. “The 400-page order really is starting, to us, a process on the hill,” said one telecommunications industry lobbyist who was granted anonymity in order to speak freely about the plans. “Our focus and our priority [is] to makes sure everyone understands what the FCC did,...
  • Dick Cheney calls Obama the 'worst president of my lifetime'

    03/18/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/18/2015 | Catherine Garcia via James Rosen, From PLAYBOY interview with Dick Cheney
    In a new interview with Playboy, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of "playing the race card" and said that he could "go on for hours" about all of the ways Obama has "undone" the work of President George W. Bush.Although the article claims that Cheney's "preoccupations revolve around the books in his study and the purchase of just the right gifts for his grandchildren," it sounds more like he's kind of obsessed with Obama. Calling him "the worst president in my lifetime," Cheney said his criticism of Obama and Holder has nothing...
  • Net-Neutrality : Read The Full Text Here

    03/15/2015 10:19:49 PM PDT · by jonatron · 5 replies
    Scribed ^ | 3/12/2015 | Chairman Wheeler, et al
    Federal Communications Commission FCC Before the Federal Communications CommissionWashington, D.C. 20554 In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet GN Docket No. 14-28 REPORT AND ORDER ON REMAND, DECLARATORY RULING, AND ORDER Adopted: February 26, 2015Released: March 12, 2015
  • Anyone else experiencing slower Internet / bandwidth?

    03/14/2015 8:00:09 PM PDT · by jsanders2001 · 75 replies
    I have noticed a significantly slower Internet bandwidth speed lately. I'm decently savvy with computer. I have cleared the cache, checked for browset helper objects, viruses, trojans, reset the modem and router and have connected directly from the modem to the computer; still have a slow connection. Even disconnected other computers and access points on the network. I called my ISP and they say they haven't had any outages. So my question - is anyone experiencing this?
  • The FCC Releases Its New ‘Net Neutrality’ Regulations And One Man Appears to Be Behind the Laws

    03/13/2015 11:09:24 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | March 13, 2015 | Larry Oconnor
    The Internet regulations the FCC quietly passed last month have finally been disclosed. The LA Times reports: “The FCC’s action was strongly opposed by AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., and other broadband providers as well as most Republicans. AT&T hinted at a likely legal challenge of the regulations Thursday.” Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller cross-referenced the nearly 400 pages of new regulations and found the organization Free Press referenced 46 times, while making the case for the so-called “net neutrality” regulations. He also pointed out who is behind the group: “It has received $2.2 million in donations from progressive...
  • Click on the FCC Net Neutrality Document. Hit the CTRL F key, and type in the word "enforce".

    03/13/2015 9:35:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    FCC ^ | 3/13/15
    Check out how many times the word "enforcement" comes up in the net FCC Net Neutrality Document. How many times does the word enforce come up? 200 or more times???
  • ‘ObamaPhones’ Soon to Become ObamaModems

    03/13/2015 8:49:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The interwebs are now, officially, considered a “public utility” according to the Federal Communication Commission. After two weeks, the FCC has finally released its 400 page plan to regulate the internet. (I’d say something snarky about this, but I honestly don’t know whether or not that’s still allowed… And, as a follow up: Do you really think it takes 400 pages to ensure an “open and free” internet?) Naturally, the next step would be for government to begin subsidizing internet service to potential Democrat voters low income citizens. According to the National Journal:The Federal Communications Commission plans to soon begin working...
  • FCC: Broadband Providers Not Entitled to First Amendment Protections

    03/13/2015 6:09:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 74 replies
    CNS ^ | March 12, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    Two weeks after passage, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally released its landmark “net neutrality” regulations Thursday morning. Among its many determinations, the FCC stated that broadband providers do not enjoy First Amendment protections because they do not have a right to free speech. “The rules we adopt today do not curtail broadband providers’ free speech rights,” the commission said on page 268 of its decision, noting that because they merely serve as a means for others to express themselves, broadband providers are not entitled to free speech rights themselves. “When engaged in broadband Internet access services, broadband providers are...
  • Here are all 400 pages of the FCC’s net neutrality rules

    03/13/2015 5:56:21 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2015 | Brian Fung
    The Federal Communications Commission has finally published its full net neutrality rules on its Web site. And they're not for the faint of heart. Together with the dissents from the agency's Republican commissioners, the document adds up to 400 pages. The release of the rules comes two weeks after the FCC voted to approve them in a historic, polarized vote at the commission. Now begins the next chapter in the story. Expect Internet providers to comb through the publication, probing the rules for legal weaknesses they can take to court. The FCC's net neutrality order seeks to prevent Internet providers...
  • FCC Aims to Subsidize Internet Service for the Poor (ObamaNet!)

    03/13/2015 12:53:43 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    The Federal Communications Commission plans to soon begin working on a proposal to subsidize Internet service for low-income consumers by expanding its Lifeline program, which is mocked by conservatives as the "Obamaphone" program. All three Democrats on the five-member commission have publicly said they want to use federal money to help ensure that all Americans can afford to get online. Lifeline—which despite the Obamaphone nickname was created during the Reagan administration—currently subsidizes only phone service.
  • Here are the FCC Net Neutrality Rules (HAVE AT IT)

    03/12/2015 9:03:09 PM PDT · by CptnObvious · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 3/12/2015 | vanity
    The FCC decided to regulate internet providers: http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-releases-open-internet-order Any of you understanding this legalese please find the poison.
  • FCC Cites Soros-Funded, Neo-Marxist-Founded Group 46 TIMES In New Regs

    03/12/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/12/15 | Chucj Riss
    New internet regulations finally released by the Federal Communications Commission make 46 references to a group funded by billionaire George Soros and co-founded by a neo-Marxist. The FCC released the 400-page document on Thursday, two weeks after it passed new regulations, which many fear will turn the internet into a public commodity and thereby stifle innovation. “Leveling the playing field” in that way has been a clear goal of Free Press, a group dedicated to net neutrality which was founded in 2003. As Phil Kerpen, president of the free-market group American Commitment, first noted, Free Press is mentioned repeatedly in...
  • (Soros strikes again!)FCC Cites Soros-Funded Marxist Group 46 Times in Regs (internet takeover)

    03/12/2015 1:57:41 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2015 | Daily Caller
    New internet regulations finally released by the Federal Communications Commission make 46 references to a group (Free Press) funded by billionaire George Soros and co-founded by a neo-Marxist. The FCC released the 400-page document on Thursday, two weeks after it passed new regulations, which many fear will turn the internet into a public commodity and thereby stifle innovation. “Leveling the playing field” in that way has been a clear goal of Free Press, a group dedicated to net neutrality which was founded in 2003. ... The term “Free Press” is mentioned 62 times in the regulations. Some are redundant mentions...
  • Net neutrality regulations released by FCC; industry lawsuit expected

    03/12/2015 9:48:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jim Puzzanghera
    Tom WheelerPablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler pauses during a meeting in Washington on Feb. 26 in which the agency approved net neutrality regulations. Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler pauses during a meeting in Washington on Feb. 26 in which the agency approved net neutrality regulations. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press****************************************** The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday publicly released the details of its new net neutrality regulations, which now will be pored over by broadband Internet service providers as they prepare for an expected legal challenge to the rules.The 400-page order...
  • FCC Finally Releases 400-Page Plan to Regulate Internet

    03/12/2015 7:24:50 AM PDT · by W. · 41 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 12 March 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Just a link to the document, and a pic of the title page. It's got buzzwords in the index which gives me no confidence in the FCC writer's competency. BYOBB.
  • What Happened to the Net Neutrality Rules?

    03/08/2015 6:58:22 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 29 replies
    Self | 03/08/2015 | vanity
    Checked fcc.gov this morning and did a search on Net Neutrality and got a 2014 document. So where are the new Net Neutrality rules that we heard so much about in the news. Does anyone know what's going on? Does anyone have a copy or URL of the new rules?
  • "Net Neutrality" Myths: Lessons From What Killed the Railroads

    03/06/2015 7:54:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    RCM ^ | 03/06/2015 | Robert Samuelson
    As a young reporter in the 1970s, I covered the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). Created in 1887, the ICC regulated the nation's railroads and sought to protect the public against abusive freight rates. Congress deregulated the railroads in 1980 and ultimately abolished the ICC. The verdict was that the agency had so weakened the industry that a government takeover might be necessary. Deregulation was a desperate alternative to nationalization. I mention all this because there are obvious parallels between the Internet today and the railroads in the late 19th century. Like the railroads then, the Internet today is the great...
  • NSA cited as hurdle against AT&T merger

    03/05/2015 11:26:12 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/2015 | Julian Hattem
    A coalition of dozens of former AT&T business partners are raising alarms about the telecom giant's past cooperation with the National Security Agency (NSA), which could pose problems for its $48.5 billion merger with DirecTV.AT&T violated privacy laws by voluntarily handing over to the spy agency data about Americans' phone and Internet communications in the years after Sept. 11, 2001, critics told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in a letter late on Wednesday.In light of that cooperation, they urged the FCC to think carefully about approving the merger with DirecTV. If it does, they want the agency to require AT&T to enact...
  • The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored

    03/05/2015 9:06:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/05/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet? This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future. This is something that is being systematically implemented right now. In 2015, we already have “smart homes”, vehicles that talk to one another, refrigerators that are connected to the Internet, and televisions that spy on us. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and that opens up some wonderful possibilities. But there is also a downside. What if we...
  • GOP introduces bill to block Internet rules

    03/05/2015 8:06:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/04/2015 | Mario Trujillo
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and 19 other Republicans are backing legislation to block the Federal Communications Commission’s new rules on net neutrality. Blackburn's two-page bill, introduced Tuesday, would make sure that the FCC's regulations approved last week would have "no force of effect." It would also restrict the commission from approving any new regulations that are substantially similar, unless Congress first authorized it. The bill's 19 co-sponsors include most of the Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which has jurisdiction over the agency. That includes Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), vice chairman of the subcommittee. "My...
  • Regulating Like Its 1934: The FCC’s Decision to Reclassify the Internet as a Public Utility

    03/04/2015 2:05:24 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 11 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 3-4-15 | Jonathon Hauenschild
    Why should the Internet—a “modern technology”—be subject to regulations originally drafted in the mid-1930s? The Federal Communications Commission’s recent vote was less an adoption of “Net Neutrality” regulations and more a carte blanche redefining of Internet services. In redefining the Internet as a “public utility,” the FCC exposes Internet and broadband service providers to regulatory schemes crafted when rotary phones and switchboards were the norm. We can only guess what the actual regulations will say for the next couple weeks, since FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler crafted them behind closed doors and has yet to release them. While we wait for...
  • Net Neutrality exposes Barack Obama’s not so well hidden inner Vladimir Putin

    03/03/2015 10:36:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-03-15 | Vince
    On Thursday the FCC moved to regulate the Internet via what’s commonly called Net Neutrality – although like Obamacare before it was passed, we don’t know everything that’s included in it! Net Neutrality is beyond a doubt the single most despicable thing Barack Obama has done as president. (The FCC is ostensibly an independent agency, but under Obama it’s been anything but.) The big push for Net Neutrality came from Silicon Valley content companies who were whining that ISPs such as Comcast, Time Warner and AT&T were slowing or threatening to slow content that sucked up massive amounts of bandwidth....
  • Liberals Mugged by Obamanet [liberals complain about net neutrality]

    03/02/2015 7:43:49 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | March 1, 2015 | L. Gordon Crovitz
    Buyer’s remorse is already setting in for Google and other ‘net neutrality’ proponents. When Google’s Eric Schmidt called White House officials a few weeks ago to oppose President Obama ’s demand that the Internet be regulated as a utility, they told him to buzz off. The chairman of the company that led lobbying for “net neutrality” learned the Obama plan made in its name instead micromanages the Internet. Mr. Schmidt is not the only liberal mugged by the reality of Obamanet... as details leak out, liberals have joined the opposition to ending the Internet as we know it. The Progressive...
  • Libs Already Regret Net Neutrality; Google to Filter Search Results by "Fact"

    03/02/2015 12:42:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, folks, just as I predicted, a bunch of liberals, a bunch of leftists have started learning what is in net neutrality, and they are unhappy. The Wall Street Journal has a headline: "Liberals Mugged by Obamanet -- Buyer's remorse is already setting in for Google and other 'net neutrality' proponents." You know what the one thing that none of these people ever figured on? None of them, none of these leftists ever dreamed Obama would do what they have now discovered is part of net neutrality. That is: The Regime is going to regulate content. They...
  • Oops: Google realizes the ObamaNet will be a disaster

    03/02/2015 10:10:21 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    CainTV.com ^ | 03/02/2015
    By the way, the FCC's Internet power grab is a bigger deal than executive amnesty.If it seems insane that Google at one point lobbied hard for so-called "net neutrality," you have to realize that the biggest and most influential players always figure they can benefit when a market becomes more political. That's because they figure they're in a better position to manipulate the market to their benefit.So imagine Eric Schmidt's horror when he realized that last week's power grab from the FCC was no ordinary bit of regulatory meddling in an otherwise free market. The heavy-handed move of three FCC...
  • Vanity - Former US Atty Joe DiGenova: Net Neutrality will not survive court challenge

    03/02/2015 9:15:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Speaking on WMAL this morning former US Atty and high powered DC lawyer Joe DiGenova said the FCC Net Neutrality rules will never come to be since they will never survive a court challenge. He added that "standing will never be an issue." He also believes that Gowdy's committe has damaging emails on HRC over Benghazi.
  • Communication, Open and Free – and Gone – What Will Be Next?

    03/01/2015 6:05:53 PM PST · by kindred · 9 replies
    http://www.teapartycrusaders.com ^ | 02-28-2015 | Commentary Editor
    obama-tyrant1. In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s recent approval of inordinate government regulation of the Internet, without much of an intellectual stretch we can see that seizing control of all free and open communications will be the government’s next unconstitutional move. The danger presented to a tyrannical government when a free people openly communicate with one another and share thoughts and information cannot be overstated. Why, folks might even suggest that illegal things done by government might best be answered by a free people rising up in revolution against taxation without representation, illegal search and seizure, or other...
  • Net Neutrality: Government Destruction Of The Internet

    03/01/2015 6:34:08 PM PST · by Chris in VA · 110 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 3/1/15 | David Webb
    In a landmark decision on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared the Internet a public utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act as reported by CBS News. The 3-2 split decision forces Internet service providers to not actively discriminate in terms of what content is transmitted at what speed. Obama issued a statement supporting the net neutrality decision. “…will protect innovation and create a level playing field for the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Just like Obamacare has? Just like the stimulus package?
  • I don't even know who you are anymore

    03/01/2015 6:11:22 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 3/1/2015 | John Redding
    The America that I love has been changing, but it wasn’t until Feb. 26 that I was struck with the realization that I don’t recognize my country anymore. That was the day three FCC commissioners, without revealing the regulations or taking public comment, decided to take regulatory control of the internet.
  • 7 Things We Know About the New Net Neutrality Regulations Even Without the ‘Confidential’ Documents

    02/28/2015 4:37:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 02/28/2015 | Michael Hausam
    The FCC passed the internet regulating “net neutrality” rules on Thursday and questions abound. But there are some things we do know, and here’s a summary: No one but the administration knows exactly what’s in it. The vote passed on a party-line 3 to 2 vote, with one of the Republicans including a 9-page dissent.The internet will now be treated like a public utility.The most commonly understood regulation will be the elimination of a broadband provider’s ability to prioritize or adjust the speed of content based upon their noteworthy financial arrangements with providers.George Soros and the Ford Foundation donated almost $200 million to support...
  • Comrades for Net Neutrality

    02/28/2015 6:46:47 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 69 replies
    National Reivew Online ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | John Fund
    The powers behind the FCC’s muscling of the Internet Today’s vote by a bitterly divided Federal Communications Commission that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations that totaled at least $196 million, radical activists finally succeeded in ramming through “net neutrality,” or the idea that all data should be transmitted equally over the Internet. The final push involved unprecedented political pressure exerted by the Obama White House on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, head of an ostensibly independent regulatory body. “Net...
  • FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules for Internet Providers

    02/28/2015 4:10:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Inc ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ann Flaherty
    The new rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission are a win for smaller Internet-based companies. Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission. The plan, which puts the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices that are "unjust or unreasonable," represents the biggest regulatory shakeup to the industry in almost two decades. The goal is to prevent providers from slowing or blocking web traffic,...
  • There’s already a conspiracy theory brewing over net neutrality (FCC wants to regulate )

    02/27/2015 6:00:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies
    washington Post ^ | February 27 at 6:30 AM | By Brian Fung
    <p>Why won't they release the rules?!?!</p> <p>It's been less than 24 hours since the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve strict new regulations on Internet providers, but that's the leading question coming from its critics.</p> <p>Conservatives are demanding that the FCC release a full copy of the regulations that it's planning to impose on companies such as Comcast and Verizon — and taking the agency's silence as evidence of a cover-up. Readers of an FCC blog post  have suspiciously mused that "these new regulations should have been published by now." It's much the same over on Twitter.</p>
  • Duke Economist Tells CPAC The FCC'S "Net Neutering" Decision Will Stifle Internet (Shorten)

    02/27/2015 3:23:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dr. Michelle Connolly, a professor of economics at Duke University, delivered what may be the most memorable line at CPAC’s panel on economic growth Thursday.
  • Republicans strike back: FCC member invokes Star Wars in net neutrality fight

    02/27/2015 1:29:35 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 02-27-2015 | Staff
    Republicans invoked Star Wars’s evil galactic emperor in their attacks on new broadband regulations on Friday, warning that the public and Silicon Valley were in for an unpleasant surprise. Quoting Emperor Palpatine, Republican Ajit Pai, a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said: “Young fool … Only now, at the end, do you understand.” Meme wars between the two sides of the debate continued through the day, as internet advocates Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and Free Press flew an airplane towing a 2,000 square foot banner over the towering corporate headquarters of the cable giant Comcast, in...
  • FCC Approves Socialism for Broadband

    02/27/2015 11:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    How predictable… The Federal Communications Commission voted on strict party lines to adopt Obama’s 332 page “Net Neutrality” proposal. Given that everything the government touches ends up as a rousing success-story, I’m sure you’ll be able to keep your internet if you like your internet. According to Fox News:The commission, following a contentious meeting, voted 3-2 to adopt its so-called net neutrality plan -- a proposal that remained secret in the run-up to the final vote. On its surface, the plan is aimed at barring service providers from creating paid "fast lanes" on the Internet, which consumer advocates and Internet companies...
  • FCC Approved Net Neutrality Will Become the Internet’s ObamaCare

    02/27/2015 9:42:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/27/2015 | Charlotte Hays
    After ObamaCare turned out to be such an epic mess, a somber President Barack Obama retreated to the White House for a few days of reading and reflecting on the proper role of government. Okay, this is a vision from an alternate universe. But you’d think that confronted with the mounting evidence of government's basic incompetence, even President Obama might have some second thoughts about assigning to government tasks that were once in the purview of individual citizens. But you would be wrong. Indeed the final two years of the Obama administration will be devoted to enlarging government, despite the...
  • Comrades for Net Neutrality

    02/26/2015 7:58:27 PM PST · by Yardstick · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 26, 2015 | John Fund
    The powers behind the FCC’s muscling of the Internet Today’s vote by a bitterly divided Federal Communications Commission that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations that totaled at least $196 million, radical activists finally succeeded in ramming through “net neutrality,” or the idea that all data should be transmitted equally over the Internet. The final push involved unprecedented political pressure exerted by the Obama White House on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, head of an ostensibly independent regulatory body. “Net...
  • FCC head agrees to testify to Oversight on White House influence

    02/27/2015 6:50:51 AM PST · by maggief · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Amid heated allegations that he has allowed his agency to be a puppet for the White House, the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month. Tom Wheeler, who initially declined to appear before the panel this week, will testify on the morning of March 17, committee spokeswoman MJ Henshaw said. Wheeler is also scheduled to testify along with his four fellow commissioners the following day in the Senate Commerce Committee. Unlike that session, however, which will focus on general oversight and the FCC’s new net neutrality rules, the House...
  • The powers behind the FCC’s muscling of the Internet

    02/27/2015 7:51:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | John Fund
    oday’s vote by a bitterly divided Federal Communications Commission that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations that totaled at least $196 million, radical activists finally succeeded in ramming through “net neutrality,” or the idea that all data should be transmitted equally over the Internet. The final push involved unprecedented political pressure exerted by the Obama White House on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, head of an ostensibly independent regulatory body. “Net neutrality’s goal is to empower the federal government to...
  • Tom Wheeler Tweaks Net Neutrality Plan After Google Push

    02/27/2015 6:51:37 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/15 | BROOKS BOLIEK
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has made some last-minute revisions to his net neutrality plan after Google and public interest groups pressed for the changes, according to sources at the commission. Google, Free Press and New America’s Open Technology Institute last week asked the commission to revise language they said could unintentionally allow Internet service providers to charge websites for sending content to consumers. Such a scenario could open the door to an avalanche of new fees for Web companies and threaten their business models. Google executives on Feb. 19 called aides to Wheeler and staffers for the FCC’s two other...
  • Government Takeover of the Internet Begins

    02/27/2015 4:21:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    In a vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved what amounts to a government takeover of the Internet. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his fellow Democrats, Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, approved placing the Internet under Title II regulations.
  • Net neutrality secrecy: No one knows what the FCC approved (but Google has a good idea)

    02/26/2015 11:15:26 PM PST · by hreardon · 37 replies
    The Register UK ^ | February 26th, 2015 | Kieren McCarthy
    Despite getting the green light, the exact rules have not been revealed and will remain a mystery for some unspecified length of time. "We will publish the order on our website as soon as next two steps are completed," said FCC chairman Tom Wheeler when quizzed after the vote. "First, we have to get the dissents in, and second have to look at those dissents - and we are required to be responsive to the dissents. Then we will put it on the web. And at that point also file it with the Federal Register." He refused to give a...
  • Black Media Exec: Obama Uses Sharpton to 'Control the Negroes'

    02/26/2015 10:27:20 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 26, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    Entertainment Studios CEO and former TV talk show host Byron Allen tore into Al Sharpton, President Obama, and Comcast for their manipulation of African Americans for their own political and financial purposes. “Al Sharpton is nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game,” Allen said. “He’s not even bright enough to know he’s on the chess board and he’s being used by his white masters at Comcast…” Allen’s comments came in a discussion with The Daily Caller about the $20 billion lawsuit filed this week against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, the NAACP, the Urban...