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Keyword: netneutrality

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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 to become first nation in world to shut down FM radio

    04/19/2015 11:41:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    abc-7.com ^ | Apr 20, 2015 | CNN
    Video may have killed the radio star, but in Norway it's digital that's killing FM radio for good. In two years' time, the Scandinavian nation is slated to become the first in the world to phase out radio entirely.
  • The End Of FM Radio Is Coming For Norway’s Radio Stations In 2017

    04/19/2015 5:27:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Inquisitr News ^ | April 19, 2015
    2017 will see the end of FM Radio in Norway, as the European country has set a date for the switch-off of their FM radio stations. The Norwegian parliament set the stage for the end of the broadcast spectrum’s use in 2011 with the digitization mandate issued by the Storting. The shut down of the FM bands will be implemented region by region. The Ministry of Culture in Norway made the decision public on Thursday, bringing the end of FM radio broadcasting in the country.
  • 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...
  • Welcome to a surrealistic world run by Google

    03/29/2015 9:47:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Judi McLeod
    Google set to gobble you up: In the online digital world we have been googling everyone and every thing. But long before the means of our eventual capture crawled under the gate on its belly, we should have been googling—-Google. The mighty corporate techie giant with assets of $131 billion has nestled so long among us it is almost like family. Website owners tell people who want things removed off the net: “No can do ‘cause Google is forever”. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rocked the online world world when its 313-page ‘Net Neutrality’ initiative was revealed last month. But...
  • Google Announces It’s 2015 Employee of the Year…Barack Obama

    03/29/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 14 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 03-29-2015 | Steven Ahle
    After months of searching, Google has finally been able to definitively honor the employee that has done the most for them. He’s a middle level executive with few skills and less ambition, but still, he has contributed more to the wealth of Google than any other employee they have. Even though he is next to worthless for nearly 315 million Americans, he has always delivered for Google and Google has always delivered for him
  • Apple, Google, large tech companies urge the White House & Congress not to renew the Patriot Act

    03/26/2015 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ben Lovejoy
    Apple is one of ten tech giants to once again call on the US Government not to reauthorize the Patriot Act in its current form. The Act expires on 1st June unless it is renewed by Congress. Apple was joined by AOL, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo.In an open letter to President Obama, NSA Director Admiral Rogers and other prominent government figures, the companies urge Congress to end the bulk collection of communications metadata–the logs that determine how and when ordinary citizens contact each other.The letter says that mass surveillance must end, and that a revised bill must contain mechanisms to ensure...
  • 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.
  • Hero CIA officer who led the hunt for Bin Laden and converted to Islam is removed from his post in

    03/26/2015 6:14:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Wills Robinson
    The CIA official who led the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is being removed from his post, it has been revealed. The head of the agency's Counter­terrorism Center, who also directed drone campaigns which killed thousands, has been in the position for nine years and is described as a 'true hero'.
  • Justice Department Proposal Mocks Fourth Amendment

    03/25/2015 10:49:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/25/2015 | Crissy Brown
    The Justice Department is seeking an amendment proposal that will give the federal government express power to locate and hack into the computers of anyone suspected of criminal activity. However, many organizations, including Google and the American Civil Liberties Union, are concerned that the broad language of the proposal leaves potential for Fourth Amendment violations.Federal Prosecutors claim that this revision to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure  has become necessary now that crime can be committed and concealed on the internet under a veil of anonymity and masked location. But in a memo responding to the concerns civil libertarians have...
  • Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House

    03/25/2015 4:36:21 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 23,2015 | Brody Mullins
    Search giant (GOOGLE) averages a White House meeting a week during Obama administration. As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe. Google co-founder Larry Page met with FTC officials to discuss settlement talks, according to visitor logs and emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt met with Pete Rouse, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, in the White House. The documents don’t show exactly what was discussed...
  • A promised 'right' to fast internet rings hollow for millions stuck with 20th-century speeds

    03/24/2015 10:22:40 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 25 replies
    The Conversation, Phys.org, ^ | March 24, 2015 - 3 hours ago | Bianca Reisdorf And Anne-Marie Oostveen
    In response to the government's recent declarations that internet speeds of 100Mb/s should be available to "nearly all homes" in the UK, a great many might suggest that this is easier said than done. It would not be the first such bold claim, yet internet connections in many rural areas still languish at 20th-century speeds. The government's digital communications infrastructure strategy contains the intention of giving customers the "right" to a broadband connection of at least 5Mb/s in their homes. There's no clear indication of any timeline for introduction, nor what is meant by "nearly all homes" and "affordable prices"....
  • Obama's New Plan: “By Hook Or By Crook”

    03/24/2015 8:37:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-24-2015 | MOTUS
    In a very lengthy interview with HuffPo, Big Guy pretty much laid out his entire presidential game plan: “By hook or by crook, we’re going to make sure that when I leave this office, that the country is more prosperous, more people have opportunity, kids have a better education, we’re more competitive, climate change is being taken more seriously than it was, and we are actually trying to do something about it. Those are going to be the measures by which I look back and say whether I’ve been successful as president.” Make sure that the country is more prosperous:Remember...
  • Cruz enters race with website challenge

    03/23/2015 8:01:21 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s nascent campaign for the White House is running into its first signs of digital trouble. While the firebrand Texas Republican prepares to announce his bid for the presidency on Monday morning, he does not appear to have control over the most obvious website to rally supporters: TedCruz.com. Instead, people trying to visit that site will get the opposite message. “Support President Obama,” the site says in simple white text on a black background. “Immigration reform now!” According to Internet records, TedCruz.com was created in April of 2004 but then switched ownership last spring. Archived versions of the...
  • 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,...
  • A Billion Minutes Ago Jesus Was Alive and Mega Data

    03/19/2015 5:16:05 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Net neutrality: Obamcare for the Internet The author of Lazarus Man, Chet Nagle, spoke to the Republican Women of Clifton on March 18, 2015 about “The cyber world and you, and how I learned to rob banks – with a computer.” The cyber world is a daunting ether space inhabited by bytes, kilobytes , megabytes, terabytes, petabytes, exabytes, and zettabytes (ZB). Each measurement is larger than the previous one by increments of 1,000. It is so huge that one zettabyte can hold almost five quadrillion books of 200 pages each. According to Nagle’s research, the Internet held 1.2 ZB in...
  • Inspector General’s Investigation of ‘Net Neutering’ Rule Making Sends Shock Waves Through FCC

    03/19/2015 11:42:53 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/19/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had news for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. The congressman let Wheeler know that his agency’s Inspector General, David L. Hunt, had opened an investigation into possible White House interference in the agency’s recently announced “net neutering” rules that many critics say incorrectly apply outdated utility regulatory rules from the 1930s to the fast growing internet. Proponents refer to the rules as “net neutrality” rather than “net neutering.”Chaffetz dropped the investigation bombshell on Chairman Wheeler at the very end of his two and a half hour appearance before...
  • 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...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Concedes Future Internet Tax Is Possible After All

    03/17/2015 12:43:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    (CNSNews.com) – In a surprise admission, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged that an Internet tax – which he had previously said would not be imposed – could be imposed in the future. Wheeler’s remarks came during a Tuesday appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where he was asked to shed light on the process by which the FCC passed rules last month regulating the Internet. Wheeler’s admission came after Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) asked him to go on the record with his previous assurances that there would be no new taxes. “Can you guarantee...
  • 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
  • A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

    03/15/2015 5:09:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Vox ^ | March 13, 2015
    Cables lying on the seafloor bring the internet to the world. They transmit 99 percent of international data, make transoceanic communication possible in an instant, and serve as a loose proxy for the international trade that connects advanced economies.Their importance and proliferation inspired Telegeography to make this vintage-inspired map of the cables that connect the internet. It depicts the 299 cables that are active, under construction, or will be funded by the end of this year. In addition to seeing the cables, you'll find information about "latency" at the bottom of the map (how long it takes for information...
  • 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...
  • Cruz attacked from the air over net neutrality

    03/13/2015 3:41:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/13/15 05:11 PM EDT | Julian Hattem
    Net neutrality advocates are taking to the skies over Austin, Texas, this weekend to hit Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his opposition to net neutrality.A plane dragging a 1,500-square-foot banner reading “Don’t be an enemy of the Internet, Sen. Ted Cruz,” will fly above the Texas capital on Friday and Saturday afternoons, while the South by Southwest festival goes on down below.Cruz has been one of Congress’s most vocal critics of federal net neutrality regulations, which attempt to ensure that Internet service providers such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable treat all online traffic equally.Last year, he called it “ObamaCare...
  • 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???
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: "The Internet Will Disappear"

    01/22/2015 11:35:13 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 60 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 22, 2015 | Georg Szalai
    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it. At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where his comments were webcast, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the Web. “I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,” Schmidt said.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Europe considers new proposals to create tiered internet service

    03/05/2015 12:03:10 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 4, 2015 | James Vincent
    Just one week after the American government voted to enforce net neutrality, the European Union is considering plans allowing the opposite: permitting internet providers to create a tiered internet service with paid fast lanes. A proposal put forward by Latvia would reportedly allow telecoms companies to "enter into agreements" with companies and individuals to provide faster internet speeds — so long as these deals do not impair other users' connections. The plans are currently being voted on by representatives from the 28 EU member states and, if they are passed, will then be debated by the European Commission and the...
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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...
  • Facebook yanks page of 12-year-old conservative who said Obama doesn't love U.S.

    02/28/2015 6:25:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 152 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2015
    On Friday, C.J. Pearson, a 12-year-old conservative from Georgia who posted a viral video supporting Rudy Giuliani, discovered that his personal Facebook page was locked. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com on Saturday, Pearson said he received a message from someone about 6 a.m. Friday. That's when he learned his account and page had been locked for "suspicious activity." He jumped through all of Facebook's hoops, but wasn't able to recover his account. So he created a new profile to take its place. His public page was not affected, he said, however, he can no longer administer the page....
  • The Sad Reality Of Net Neutrality

    02/28/2015 1:09:44 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Forbes.com (commentary) ^ | 2/27/2015 | Mark Hendrickson
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has pulled the trigger. In the name of “net neutrality” they have decided to assert regulatory control over the vast, sprawling, ever-changing conglomeration of economic activities known simply as the “Internet.” What will the FCC do now? Think of Nancy Pelosi’s infamous statement about the Affordable Care Act: Congress had to pass it for Americans to learn what it would do. The FCC has bitten off more than it can chew. Its task will be somewhat comparable to that of the old Soviet price-setting bureaucracy in which my friend, economist Yuri Maltsev, once worked. Barely...
  • Silicon Valley Panic: China Demands NSA-Like Access and Control (ChiCom Patriot Act on Steroids)

    02/28/2015 11:26:26 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    SputnikNews.com ^ | 02/28/2015
    Silicon Valley is in a panic following an announcement that China is considering sweeping counterterrorism legislation. The law would require tech companies to provide the Chinese government with NSA-like access to private data, terms the industry may be forced to accept if they want to do business in the world’s most populated country. The Edward Snowden revelations about the American spying apparatus have numerous impacts. One of the latest is a decision by the Chinese government to terminate contracts with a number of major US-based technology brands. This could stem from news that the NSA installed spyware into the products of major US technology companies, thus using these brands...
  • 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>
  • Protecting Politicians from the Liberty of the Masses

    02/28/2015 5:24:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | John Ransom
    Get prepared for less innovation and a slower Internet with added costs. Oh, and technological innovation? That'll slow down too.All thanks to the government now getting their mitts on the Internet through the so-called "net neutrality" bill. Obamacare didn't bring down healthcare costs and expand coverage; Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley didn't make the financial system safer. And there is no scientific evidence whatsoever that the proposed Cap and Trade legislation would've lowered the earth's temperature. Get wise America. Some of the biggest pieces of legislation past in the last couple of decades don't even pretend to do what's advertised. The Department...
  • 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...