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  • Net neutrality is all but dead. Here's what happens now.

    04/23/2018 7:34:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 54 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...
  • Montana Pushes Back On FCC Ruling To Enforce Net Neutrality

    02/07/2018 12:41:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | January 27, 2018
    ...in December, the FCC rolled back Obama-era legislation aimed at regulating Internet service providers, meaning providers don't have to treat all online sites equally. ...On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock went a step further and became the first state official to sign an executive order imposing net neutrality in Montana.... ...Governor Bullock is here with me now to talk more... ...tell us about your thought process in deciding to issue this executive order? And I'd particularly like to know why you think this is an important issue... BULLOCK: Well, I think it's an important issue for Montana and, indeed, our...
  • New Jersey governor signs net neutrality order

    02/07/2018 12:20:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    New Jersey on Monday became the latest state to implement its own net neutrality rules following the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the Obama-era consumer protections. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order prohibiting all internet service providers that do business with the state from blocking, throttling or favoring web content. “We may not agree with everything we see online, but that does not give us a justifiable reason to block the free, uninterrupted, and indiscriminate flow of information,” Murphy said in a statement. “And, it certainly doesn’t give certain companies or individuals a right to pay their way...
  • The Biggest Winners of Trump's First Year Are Moms

    01/18/2018 11:31:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Kimberly Fletcher
    This week marks the first full year of Donald Trump’s presidency. While the media would have you believe he is the worst president in history and his policies are literally destroying the world, the fact is, like him or not, the American people have had some really big wins this first year—and the biggest winners are moms!For those of us who determined it a complete waste of time to try and navigate through the sea of nonsense to find the real news, I, as a mom, thought it prudent to give a true accounting of Trump’s first year—and why...
  • Trump orders expanded broadband access in rural U.S.

    01/09/2018 12:13:45 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 187 replies
    UPI ^ | January 8, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    President Donald Trump unveiled an agriculture initiative to bring broadband Internet to rural areas of the United States during a speech Monday in Tennessee. Trump signed two executive orders after addressing the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention in Nashville in response to a report by the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural prosperity. "Those towers are going to go up and and you're going to have great, great broadband," Trump told the crowd.
  • Greenfield: The Mueller Test and the Paper Civil War on Trump

    12/28/2017 8:20:15 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 23 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 12/28/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    <p>Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow who focuses on Islamic terrorism and the radical left.</p> <p>The original civil war was fought by farmhands and factory workers, freed slaves and young boys turned soldiers; the new civil war is being fought by lawyers in blue or gray suits not with bullets, but with bullet points.</p>
  • Net Neutrality and the Role of Congress

    12/22/2017 4:39:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Congressman Mike Coffman
    Each generation has their defining inventions. Over the last 20 years, the Internet easily qualifies as this country’s most valuable and stunning success story. But, like most inventions, the Internet has grown far beyond what the early pioneers could have ever imagined it becoming— a limitless tool for business, communications, education, entertainment, and so much more. We have witnessed the tremendous growth of the Internet to the point that it touches nearly every aspect of economic activity inside the United States and much of the world. As such, what responsibility does government have to ensure that it remains a positive...
  • The end of net neutrality Local residents, providers weigh in on FCC repeal

    12/21/2017 7:22:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    SIERRA VISTA — The Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era regulations that barred internet and broadband providers from restricting websites and online services on Dec. 14. In a 3-2 vote along party lines, the commission subverted net neutrality efforts, now making it possible for service providers to change how customers access online sources. One local educator and internet service provider are questioning the recent decision. The regulations brought on by the Obama administration restricted internet service providers from prioritizing or blocking certain websites or online services from its customers. The goal of net neutrality was to treat all internet...
  • After net neutrality: Brace for internet 'fast lanes'

    12/20/2017 7:53:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2017 8:14 PM EST | Tali Arbel
    Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.” The net neutrality rules just voted down by the Federal Communications Commission prohibited such “paid prioritization,” as it’s technically known. That’s when an internet provider such as Verizon or Comcast decides to charge services like YouTube or Amazon for faster access to users. Firms that decline to pay up could wind up in bumper-to-bumper slow lanes. The Associated Press queried seven major internet providers about their post-net-neutrality plans, and all of them equivocated when asked...
  • This is just the start of companies handing out bonuses, raising wages and increasing spending

    12/20/2017 4:52:39 PM PST · by springwater13 · 38 replies
    Expect a stampede of companies handing out bonuses, raising pay, spending on capital projects and giving to charities, with the windfall from the massive corporate tax cuts passed Wednesday. In the hours after Congress the GOP tax cut plan, a handful of companies jumped to announce plans to share some of the proceeds on their employees and spend on infrastructure. AT&T was first out of the gate, saying it would give more than 200,000 unionized employees a special bonus of $1,000 once the tax bill is signed. The company also said it would increase its capital expenditures by $1 billion....
  • Hysteria and 'Net Neutrality'…Or Government-Control of the Internet

    12/19/2017 8:42:55 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    Here are a few things that everyone who is interested in forming a thoughtful view on whole issue of so-called “Net Neutrality” should keep in mind. First, the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius advocated on behalf of an idea that has since become enshrined in a doctrine that his followers recognize as “the Rectification of Names.” To put the point simply, Confucius realized that in order to discern reality for what it is, we must call things for what they are. In order to resolve problems, we must affix to them accurate labels. Confucian wisdom couldn’t be more pertinent to the...
  • Massive Fraud in Net Neutrality Process is a Crime Deserving of Justice Department Attention

    12/19/2017 9:27:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Bob Barr
    If one was expecting to have a reasoned, adult debate over “Net Neutrality” in the lead-up to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote last week to roll-back the Obama-era regulations, they were surely disappointed. Rather than a logical look at the current state of how the internet works today (much of the anti-FCC rhetoric was not based in such a reality), or even a practical discussion about how the internet has evolved freely and robustly absent of such regulations, most of the “discussion” was a digital shouting match of partisan and anti-capitalism rhetoric. That, and a massive amount of fraud. As...
  • Net Neutrality Obsessed Reporter Arrested for Drunken Rampage

    12/19/2017 7:46:06 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 19, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    On the same day that net neutrality was repealed, a net neutrality obsessed reporter for the New York Daily News was arrested for going on a drunken rampage at a hospital. The New York Post published the details of sad saga yesterday in Daily News reporter arrested after drunken melee at hospital:
  • California to bring back net neutrality… but only for California

    12/17/2017 7:57:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 17, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Now that net neutrality has ended and the internet’s been shut down, hordes of confused peasants roam America’s formerly bustling highways on foot, trudging along as they stare forlornly at their now-useless mobile devices which used to connect them to the rest of the world. Those few of you clever enough to have hooked into the Russian-run dark web and are still able to read the content at Hot Air may have some good news to share with them, however. Net neutrality is coming back, baby!There’s just one catch. You’ll have to go to California to enjoy it so you’d...
  • Freak-Out, Death Threats, and...Neutrality?

    12/16/2017 9:24:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    The freak-out was something to behold. A regulatory regime that had been in effect for less than three years was removed in much the same way it was put in place — without Congress making or repealing any law. You might think that this would have been the scandal: unconstitutional government! An out-of-control regulatory body flailing about from one policy to another, based on . . . the President In Charge. Not Congress. The President. Which may explain why the nixing of net neutrality by the Federal Communication Commission the other day was such a big deal, especially on the...
  • Weekly Update: Obama FBI/DOJ Anti-Trump Abuses

    12/16/2017 10:00:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team Obama State Department Cut Deal with Hillary to Keep Call Log, Schedules Secret Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court to Restrain FCC Ability to Impose Government Control Over the Internet Through “Net Neutrality” Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team The FBI and Justice Department are engulfed in a rule of law crisis because of new revelations of evident bias among FBI officials...
  • Net neutrality dies, and the second great equalizer returns to its former glory

    12/16/2017 7:45:40 AM PST · by WWII_Historian · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2017 | Gary Gindler
    The first great equalizer – the revolver – was invented back in the nineteenth century. The U.S. federal government, in accordance with the Second Amendment to the Constitution, as expected, withdrew from having discretionary control over revolvers. As a result, the chances of bad guys versus good guys have leveled off. And in the end, the mores of the Wild West have been replaced by a law-abiding (and armed to the teeth) America. The second great equalizer – the internet – was also invented in America. The U.S. federal government, in accordance with the First Amendment to the Constitution, as...
  • Constant Hysterics Damage Our Democracy

    12/15/2017 10:31:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | David French
    Late last night, while reading a stream of apocalyptic rhetoric about the repeal of net neutrality and the “end of the internet as we know it,” I reached the shattering conclusion that one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies was wrong. The movie is the 2004 Brad Bird masterpiece, The Incredibles. The line comes from the villain, Syndrome, who outlines his plan to make “everyone super,” because when “everyone is super [he chuckles maliciously] no one will be.” It’s a great line, and it seems to convey an important truth. When you make everyone or everything...
  • Net Neutrality dies - Freedom is a little safer today

    12/15/2017 3:53:58 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    PGA Weblog
    Yesterday was a very, very good day for Constitutionalism, for a free internet, and a very bad, dark day for communists and progressives everywhere. They're still currently crying into their pillows over the whole matter. Those with dishonesty in their hearts desire to talk about internet service providers, speed throttling, how evil corporations are, and other such absurdities. Net Neutrality has nothing to do with any of that. That's only a sales pitch. You see, the progressives cannot sell to you that they want total control over the internet, so they have to cook up flowery language - the word...