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|12-21-2010 06:05 PM|
|Perpetual3am||I can't imagine a world in which my provider chooses which kind of porn I watch, if I can't get to my midgets and fatties then there is no point in the internet anymore.|
|12-21-2010 05:04 PM|
If you saw my op-ed in the Huffington Post yesterday, you know how concerned I was about today's FCC meeting on net neutrality (and, by the way, would you mind sharing it on Twitter and Facebook?).
Chairman Genachowski's draft Order was worse than nothing--and we needed to make sure the FCC didn't approve it today.
Well, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that, thanks to Commissioners Copps and Clyburn--not to mention a nationwide network of net neutrality activists like you--the proposal approved today is better than the original. For instance, the FCC has now stated that it does not condone discriminatory behavior by wireless companies like Verizon and AT&T--an important piece that was missing from the first draft. We made a difference.
The bad news is that, while it's no longer worse than nothing, the Order approved today is not nearly strong enough to protect consumers or preserve the free and open Internet. And with so much at stake, I cannot support it.
I'm still very concerned that it includes almost nothing to protect net neutrality for mobile broadband service--often the only choice for broadband if you live in rural or otherwise underserved areas. And I'm particularly disappointed that the FCC isn't specifically banning paid prioritization--the creation of an Internet "fast lane" for corporations that can afford to pay for it.
But here's the important thing to remember: This fight's not over. The FCC must vigorously enforce these new regulations--and it must follow through on addressing wireless discrimination going forward.
So what now? First, we need to work together to make sure the FCC keeps the promises it made today--just as our movement was instrumental in improving these regulations from the first draft, we'll be critical in ensuring that the regulations are enforced vigorously.
And I'm going to keep working with net neutrality advocates to see if there are legislative or administrative steps that can be taken to strengthen these protections.
But, for today, know that the work we're doing to save the Internet is making a difference. Today, the FCC took a small step forward--too small by my estimation, but forward nonetheless.
Thanks for your support,
|12-21-2010 11:49 AM|
|MunkySpunk||Call your congressman, tell him to get on the FCC's case. Tell them you want this thing enacted. Tell them you will NOT bow down to sense and reason!!!|
|12-21-2010 11:23 AM|
|snowjeeper||you know what, fuck smartphones. i'm tired of paying ridiculous amounts for the small convience they provide. My contract is up end of this month and I'll be cancelling my service with ATT. I've paid over 2k during the contract period for it. That's like a fucking car right there.|
|12-21-2010 10:58 AM|
|InfiniteEclipse||You guys better get interneting while you have the time|
|12-21-2010 09:30 AM|
Just remember, you guys asked for it.
Timothy Karr: Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured
Al Franken: The Most Important Free Speech Issue of Our Time
|12-21-2010 08:41 AM|
|snowjeeper||yeah except people on 4chan actually do stuff irl about things. usually worthless shitty things, but they do it.|
|12-21-2010 03:02 AM|
Originally Posted by InfiniteEclipse View Post
|12-20-2010 11:06 PM|
sure it will, you just have to believe
think of 4chan... all they do is bitch and getter done
|12-20-2010 10:52 PM|
What are you saying? Do you mean if we we just debate it here and bitch endlessly about how typical it is of corporate America it won't change a thing?
Next thing you're gonna tell me that changing my Facebook picture to a big mac won't end world hunger.
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