FCC to implement net neutrality in U.S.

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FCC to implement net neutrality in U.S.
« on: September 13, 2011, 03:27:45 PM »
FCC to implement net neutrality in U.S.
12 September 2011
, Washington (Reuters)

Controversial new Internet rules adopted late last year by the Federal Communications Commission will soon be published officially, a step expected to trigger legal challenges.

The White House's Office of Management and Budget signed off on the rules on Friday, according to a notice on the OMB's website, clearing way for publication in the Federal Register, a process which generally takes one to three weeks.

The rules, which try to balance fair treatment of competing content with the need for internet providers to manage their networks, will go into effect 60 days after publication.

Verizon Communications Inc and MetroPCS Communications Inc had accused the FCC of overstepping its authority in a challenge shortly after the FCC's 3-2 vote.

But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in April said the challenges were premature, coming prior to publication in the Federal Register.

The same court ruled last year that the FCC lacked the authority to stop Comcast Corp from blocking bandwidth-hogging applications on its broadband network. A decision leading to the FCC's latest rules.

Criticized by opponents as a legally shaky government intrusion into regulating the Internet, the new rules would prevent network operators from blocking lawful content but still let them ration access to their networks.

The debate surrounding the Internet rules has highlighted a huge divide between those who say the Internet should flourish without regulation and those who say the power of high-speed Internet providers to discriminate against competitors needs to be restrained.

The delay between the FCC's vote and official publication has been unusually long.

Some industry sources and former regulators have accused the FCC of intentional foot-dragging to stall court challenges.

But the FCC has attributed the delay to data collection requirements that were subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act review process.
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Re: FCC to implement net neutrality in U.S.
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 11:25:39 PM »

"Please save the open Internet. It is Americans First Amendment legal right to have freedom in the Internet. The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States protects such legal right and every other Amendment that protects civil liberties, there so many that Internet should be okay again and forever. People do not use cable any longer because there is so much entertainment today that Television is not number one priority for people. Let Internet alone and stop the attack on freedom. You Tube, Netflix and others are acting in the legal act of Constitution protection. Life moves alone and the world changes and is not right to disrupt the advance. Let it go, let it go... "

"I work at an ISP, right now, Im in my office downtown. My CEO, is the one who is always involved in this thing and I'll tell you this much...its all about peering.

Netflix is with Cogent (ISP) AND Verizon owns dish network, and blockbuster. So Verizon does not want Netflix to go onto their network without paying a.."toll"... yet they still want all of their bandwidth to go over Cogent's network, as well as other Tier 1 providers. If they slow Netflix or YouTube bandwidth down, they can effect the market for them. This is why the FCC is involved in the first place. The best thing to do would be to insist that Verizon must carry the bandwidth or risk a huge fine for disrupting the system. so essentially... Verizon wants Netflix to have to charge more money to the people so they will stick with their cable companies instead."

"Well put! In the end, the companies who are seeking to avoid a fair standard of Net Neutrality are those motivated by greed and arrogance. And we all know where THOSE vices lead."

"Justin, spot on! Did you read the last paragraph about Republicans plan to block the policy with bogus laws? They're listening to their "constituents" (lobbyists) so the can help the rich get richer! WE, the consumer will pay for it.

This is exactly what happened in 2003, when Bush signed the Medicare Drug Improvement Act, Big Pharma hit pay dirt, and this is the main reason why our drug costs are the world's expensive. Get this, the "law" states it is illegal for our government (Medicare) to negotiate drug prices with Big Pharma and they (Big Pharma) have no limits or caps on what they can charge people. NO other country does that. Other countries protects their citizens from price gouging, we protect Corporations.

Americans have to ban together to stop this or one day the internet will be affordable only to the one percenters.....