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  • The European Union Would Love to Control Your Internet Use

    09/16/2018 9:14:53 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 4 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 09/16/2018 | Janet Levy
    Imagine an internet in which users can't freely blog, parody, share material, or remix content – an online experience in which linking, code-sharing, and the unfettered use of art and images would be nearly impossible due to legal limitations. Unfortunately, this scenario – a restrictive internet culture – may soon be a reality in the European Union with the recent passage of the European Unions Copyright Directive.
  • Verizon's Wireless 5G Home High-Speed Internet Just Destroyed The Case For 'Net Neutrality'

    09/14/2018 7:54:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/14/2018
    Verizon started letting people sign up for its new wireless 5G Home high-speed internet service this week. It doesn't just mark the start of the next internet revolution. It obliterates the case for net-neutrality regulations. On Tuesday, Verizon said that people can start signing up now for its 5G Home, with service starting on Oct. 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Calif. Speeds will, the company says, be as fast as 1 Gbps, which is about as fast as Verizon's FIOS gets. It's more than 10 times faster than what the average home gets today. What's different about...
  • What Is Net Neutrality? (PragerU)

    09/10/2018 7:12:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Prager University ^ | 9-10-2018 | Jon Gabriel
    Transcript: Net Neutrality means that the government will--one day--control the internet. "Wait a second!" I can you hear you saying. "That sounds bad." But almost everyone you know says that Net Neutrality is good. Doesn't "neutral" mean that no one is picking winners and losers, that everyone is equal? Maybe according to the dictionary, but not according to the people behind the Net Neutrality movement. For them, "neutral" means the government regulates the internet like a public utility--and that means bureaucrats making key decisions about how the internet is run. And that's exactly what happened in 2015. The Federal Communications...
  • Net Neutrality Advocates Unintentionally ‘Made the Case’ for Regulating Google, Facebook

    09/02/2018 7:43:16 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 31, 2018 | Sean Moran
    Investor’s Business Daily charged in an editorial on Thursday that net neutrality advocates unintentionally “made the case” for regulating Google and Facebook. This week a coalition of large tech giants, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter, urged a U.S. appeals court to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rule. The editorial board found regarding the agency’s Obama-era net neutrality, “Those 2015 rules were supposed to protect the ‘free and open’ internet by forbidding ISPs from, as the filing puts it, ‘engaging in discriminatory practices that limit consumer choice, competition, and innovation online.'” The business...
  • California Lawmakers Pass Net Neutrality Bill

    09/02/2018 8:35:35 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | September 2, 2018 | James Douubek
    Lawmakers in California are sending legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown that would put net neutrality regulations into state law. California's Senate approved the measure, called SB 822, by 27-12 Friday, a day after colleagues in the Assembly approved it 61-18. The Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, hasn't said if he will sign it. He has until the end of September. "We passed the strongest net neutrality standards in the nation," San Francisco Democrat Scott Wiener, who co-wrote the bill, said in a statement. "This is about a level playing field and an Internet where we as individuals get to decide where...
  • California State Assembly Passes Nation’s Toughest Net Neutrality Law

    08/30/2018 7:11:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | Aug. 30, 2018 | Ted Johnson
    A net neutrality bill that would prohibit internet providers from a host of discriminatory practices cleared the California Assembly on Thursday, setting up a potential showdown with the Trump administration over the rules of the road for the internet. The legislation, which passed in a 59-18 vote, will now go to the Senate, where a vote is expected next week. It would then go to Governor Jerry Brown. California is also the largest state to pass net neutrality legislation in response to the Republican-led FCC’s move late last year to dismantle many of the existing rules. Democrats have seized on...
  • Verizon Throttled Firefighters' Data As Mendocino Wildfire Raged, Fire Chief Says

    08/22/2018 2:52:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    npr ^ | 08/22/2018
    Just days after the massive Mendocino Complex Fire ignited in Northern California, fire officials were getting desperate in their emails to Verizon Wireless. As Santa Clara County firefighters mobilized, they discovered that Internet access had slowed to a crawl on the vehicle they were using to coordinate their response. "Please work with us," Daniel Farrelly, a systems analyst for the Santa Clara Fire Department, entreated the company in an email dated July 30. "All we need is a plan that does not offer throttling or caps of any kind." A few hours later, the Verizon accounts manager suggested they get...
  • Unleashing America's Entrepreneurial Spirit

    07/30/2018 6:13:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July30, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    There's no doubt about it: President Donald J. Trump has breathed new life into the American economy! With record-breaking 4.1% growth in GDP, what anti-Trump critics said was impossible during the 2016 campaign just became reality. Unemployment is low, business is booming, and billions of dollars that were sitting offshore are now re-entering our borders. Why were so many so-called expert commentators in 2016 wrong about President Trump? We were told that Trump's tough Queens, New York style and relentless counter-punching tweets would harm markets on a global scale. Even I had concerns. But as we now see, President...
  • Man charged with threatening to kill FCC chairman's family over net neutrality

    06/29/2018 4:51:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cnn ^ | 6:46 PM ET, Fri June 29, 2018 | Clare Foran
    A man was arrested in Los Angeles on Friday on charges of threatening to murder the family of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, according to the Justice Department. The department alleged in a news release that 33-year-old Markara Man threatened the FCC chairman's family because he was "angry" about the repeal of net neutrality regulations and hoped to "scare" the chairman. In court documents filed with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a police officer with the Arlington County Police Department said there is probable cause to believe that Man sent a series of emails...
  • David Hogg suggests net neutrality repeal part of conspiracy to suppress vote

    06/12/2018 2:23:43 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 12, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Gun-control activist David Hogg took to Twitter on Tuesday to spread a conspiracy theory about the end of so-called “net neutrality.” He stated that the companies that provide internet services and “the politicians” will conspire against websites that help register voters. “Just wait till ISPs start collaborating with the politicians to slow down vote registration websites to suppress peoples right to vote. The survival of #NetNeutrality is up to you this November,” he wrote.
  • Netflix Turning Too Blue? Republicans’ Perception of the Brand Has Dropped, Data Shows

    06/03/2018 4:15:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Variety ^ | June 2, 2018 | Todd Spangler
    Hollywood’s left-leaning politics has made the industry a bęte noire among conservatives for decades. But Netflix has made some recent moves that have especially rankled Republicans. In March, the streamer named Susan Rice — former national security adviser to President Obama, and a conservative target in the Bengazi scandal — to its board of directors. Last month, Netflix officially announced an exclusive multiyear deal with the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions for original programming. And last week, it premiered “The Break with Michelle Wolf” — a late-night-style show from the comedian who delivered a blistering takedown of the Trump administration and...
  • Netflix CEO bundles money for Obama, Netflix gets net neutrality, Obamas get huge contract

    06/01/2018 6:05:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1,2018 | Jack Hellner
    So now here is a summary of the Netflix-Obama relationship: Netflix CEO raises large amounts of money for Obama in 2012 campaign; Netflix lobbies and gets net neutrality; and then, around 16 months after Obama leaves office, the Obamas get a contract worth $50 million even though they have no experience providing content. Since Obama, Netflix, and others are so interested in equality, I am sure they will be glad to list all other similar contracts to the Obama's with other men, women, blacks, Hispanics, LGBTQ members, and others. They should highlight the contracts with other people with no experience....
  • Net Neutrality is a Fancy Term for Internet Socialism

    05/18/2018 10:21:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Don’t be fooled by the terminology. Net neutrality isn’t a tech term that will be hard for you to comprehend. You will get it in an instant, I promise. It’s the same old socialism, just rebranded to make it tech-trendy.There’s nothing neutral about net neutrality. It simply means everyone pays more, for things they need and don’t need, all indiscriminately, like taxes. Net neutrality is just internet socialism. People who originally fought for net neutrality were afraid of “unregulated capitalism.” Red flags all over the place. Why else did you think Democrats wanted it so badly? Senate Democrats just voted to keep their...
  • Senate Votes Today To Reverse The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Net Neutrality Repeal

    05/16/2018 2:16:53 PM PDT · by davikkm · 45 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Today, May 16, is a grave day in our battle for the Internet, as it is the last ditch effort to save Net Neutrality. The Senate will vote to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality repeal. Odds are, with Republican opposition, Congress won’t do it, but it’s the last, best shot we have of restoring net neutrality this year. The FCC published the final notice of the repeal in the Federal Register in February. Net neutrality is now scheduled to end on June 11. By using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can overturn the FCC’s rulings by...
  • Senate votes to save net neutrality rules

    05/16/2018 1:07:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/18 03:47 PM EDT | HARPER NEIDIG
    The Senate on Wednesday voted to reinstate the FCC's net neutrality rules, passing a bill that has little chance of advancing in the House but offers net neutrality supporters and Democrats a political rallying point for the midterm elections.
  • Senate would be prudent to leave internet freedom alone

    05/13/2018 3:36:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2018 | Deborah Collier
    It sounds benign and looks good on the outside, but net neutrality is as deceiving inside as the Trojan horse. If proponents of net neutrality achieve their objective of passing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), the result will not be a fair and open internet; it will be a restrictive, innovation-killing, government-run internet.Americans could end up like the Chinese and the Russians, with limited access to information that only the government wants them to see. There will not be free and open access to information. Internet service providers will be...
  • The fight over net neutrality returns as supporters launch long-shot bid to resurrect the rules

    05/09/2018 8:53:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Time ^ | May 08, 2018 | 2:35 PM | Jim Puzzanghera
    Democrats and other supporters of the controversial internet traffic regulations are seeking to turn the tables on Republican opponents by using a legislative tactic, popularized recently by the GOP, to resurrect the rules the Federal Communications Commission struck down last year. ... Democrats are using the maneuver to keep the issue alive heading into this fall's elections, which will determine control of the House and Senate, said Daniel Lyons, an associate professor at Boston College Law School who specializes in telecommunications and internet legal matters. "It keeps the issue in the headlines, and it forces some members of Congress to...
  • The Internet Under Siege

    05/08/2018 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    What is it about the internet that makes it so the government just can't seem to keep its greedy paws off of it? Every few years Congress makes a play to regulate and tax the internet, and free marketeers need to be ever vigilant in swatting them down. First, we have the threat of a new tax on internet sales even when the company in question has no physical presence in the state. Forcing companies to pay for state and local services they don't use: This is simply a revenue grab by states, to the tune of as much as...
  • Net neutrality is all but dead. Here's what happens now.

    04/23/2018 7:34:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 64 replies
    https://mashable.com/ ^ | 4/23/18 | MJ FRANKLIN
    Everyone take a moment of silence please — the free and open internet is all but dead. In December 2017 the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality, signaling the end of the open internet as we know it. The decision was controversial at the time, with everyone from Alyssa Milano to Reddit calling out the FCC in the lead-up to the vote, but the the vote was just the first step toward repeal. To enact the change, the FCC would have to officially list the ruling and provide a timeline for it. That listing came in...
  • If You're Reading This, You're Dead

    02/09/2018 4:08:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission ended President Obama's "net neutrality" regulations. Those regulations were passed with no reason, but a fear of what might happen to the internet by major corporations. They were not needed. But Democrats declared that their repeal would cause people to die. Republicans rolled back Barack Obama's individual mandate that forces Americans to buy health insurance whether or not they want it. Statisticians declared Americans would lose their health insurance if the GOP did this, ignoring that those losing health insurance would be those actively choosing to forego an insurance plan. Again, Democrats declared the...