Tim Wu on FCC's new internet rules: Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination


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Since when is it a surprise to anyone that this administration and this president would perpetrate '"an explicit and blatant violation" of the president's promise to' do anything. Just pick any topic.


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Back in 2002, Cory pointed to Kushnick's "The Unauthorized Biography of the Baby Bells & Info-Scandal".

As this summary says, "By 2006, 86 million households should have already been wired with a fiber ... This wiring was to be done in rich and poor neighborhoods, in rural, urban and suburban areas equally. In exchange for building these networks, the Bell companies ALL received changes in state laws that gave these them excessive profits, tax savings, and other perks to be used in building these networks." at least $200 billion.

As far as I can tell, the subsidies continue, and the fiber-to-the-door still hasn't appeared.

We should insist that the FCC make the telecom companies complete fiber-to-the-door before they are allowed to start "fast-lane" internet charges.


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Well Obama is not going to get anywhere near Putin as one of the most influential people after Libya and Kiev in Ukraine along with attacking a free internet. Remember he failed to get FCC monitors into American newsrooms so now he has set his FCC to another task after objections to the last internet controls were to be given up. Ultimately Plan A was to give up the last controls so that he could work with Hollywood behind the scenes to shut down illegal content with E.U backing. Add to this the 500 million in illegal guns that he NATO and Sunni autocrats pumped into Libya in contravention of international law and you get the picture that his Nobel Peace Prize was just Brusselsmania and left wing activist groupthink run amok.

These left wingers who despise custom..tradition and religion are not only warmongers but want to shut down a free internet. Try and comment on a E.U website. There is no place to comment. This administration and Brussels like to think they have already made up your mind for you.That equates to an end to a free internet and a clampdown on free speech and association.


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Too late:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140424/06185027014/verizon-knows-youre-sucker-takes-taxpayer-subsidies-broadband-doesnt-deliver-lobbies-to-drop-requirements.shtml


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Thanks for the link. More expected bad news. Sigh. But more reason to complain about it to the FCC, to Congress, to everyone!


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Screw that. They should be nationalized. Seize their assets and run them as a public utility with the goal to maximize connectivity instead of profits.


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