Say goodbye to open Internet (updated: FCC votes to repeal Net Neutrality) (1 Viewer)

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Hopefully whoever comes in in 4 or 8 years can put the genie back in the bottle, but:

Trump names Ajit Pai as new FCC chairman - Jan. 23, 2017

Trump just appointed one of the most outspoken critics of net neutrality. It'd be one thing to appoint someone who might be against net neutrality, but this guy is one of the leaders in absolutely wanting to destroy any shred of anything related to net neutrality. It'd be hard to find a worse person for the position if you could search for a decade or two.

Now when a company thinks it can get more money from Amazon than Netflix they're free to shut down your access to Netflix to be so slow you can't even load a list of shows to watch.

Now when Cox wants to charge you $40 extra for a premium package that opens up access to YouTube, facebook and Hulu or you get blocked from those sites, that'll be legal.

Welcome to turning the Internet into all the things you love about paid television packages.

The greatest part is that cable monopolies can now milk both you and Netflix for extra fees coming and going.

Trump is off to a fantastic start.
 

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Hopefully whoever comes in in 4 or 8 years can put the genie back in the bottle, but:

Trump names Ajit Pai as new FCC chairman - Jan. 23, 2017

Trump just appointed one of the most outspoken critics of net neutrality. It'd be one thing to appoint someone who might be against net neutrality, but this guy is one of the leaders in absolutely wanting to destroy any shred of anything related to net neutrality. It'd be hard to find a worse person for the position if you could search for a decade or two.

Now when a company thinks it can get more money from Amazon than Netflix they're free to shut down your access to Netflix to be so slow you can't even load a list of shows to watch.

Now when Cox wants to charge you $40 extra for a premium package that opens up access to YouTube, facebook and Hulu or you get blocked from those sites, that'll be legal.

Welcome to turning the Internet into all the things you love about paid television packages.

The greatest part is that cable monopolies can now milk both you and Netflix for extra fees coming and going.

Trump is off to a fantastic start.
Don't you know that regulations are bad... and greed is good.
 

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What is the dollar impact of revoking net neutrality?

If Congress passes the REINS Act would such a change in regulation on the part of the FCC require Congressional approval?
 

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What is the dollar impact of revoking net neutrality?
Because it's all about the dollar?

No way they'll be able to get our elected representatives to sign anything like that. :jpshakehead: Public service, public interest, freedoms vs. $$$ Please.
 

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Because it's all about the dollar?

No way they'll be able to get our elected representatives to sign anything like that. :jpshakehead: Public service, public interest, freedoms vs. $$$ Please.
Ii am not following you.

The REINS Act would require congressional approval for any executive regulatory rules changes with a $100 million impact.
 

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What is the dollar impact of revoking net neutrality?

If Congress passes the REINS Act would such a change in regulation on the part of the FCC require Congressional approval?
They don't care as long as it's something Democrats oppose.
 

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Tom Wheeler seemed like a really bad pick too.
 

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Ii am not following you.

The REINS Act would require congressional approval for any executive regulatory rules changes with a $100 million impact.
It would affect every internet service provider contract in the country and every streaming subscription as well. Very easy to make the case, this would have billions of dollars of impact.
 

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The REINS Act is a terrible idea.
Looks like there is a decent case to be made that if democrats want to they could use the REINS Act to stop the Trump Administration from getting rid of net neutrality.

If that is terrible . . .
 

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Repeal it. Let Joe MAGA figure out why he can't watch his Duck Dynasty binge. It's the only way he'll learn.
 

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I thought the REINS act only kicks in if Government revenue is affected? And losing net neutrality will only affect us, correct? In the form of higher fees for services?

I don't see the Republican controlled Congress stepping in to do us a favor and preserve net neutrality when it would line the pockets of corporations who give them money.
 

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Looks like there is a decent case to be made that if democrats want to they could use the REINS Act to stop the Trump Administration from getting rid of net neutrality.

If that is terrible . . .

I think there are cases for it. This might be one. However many regulations are technical in matter, and those minutiae don't need to be political. They need to be handled by experts using the guidance of the law. The law is clearly political as are some definitions. However if 5ppm of something is deemed unsafe from an old threshold of 30ppm, I don't need Congress playing games with human health.

Net neutrality is a giant reg, right? Might benefit from a law or some sort of architecture.
 

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