Money Wins Again–Net Neutrality Falls

By | April 23, 2014
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F.C.C., in ‘Net Neutrality’ Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast Lane

 

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it, according to people briefed on the proposals.

The proposed rules are a complete turnaround for the F.C.C. on the subject of so-called net neutrality, the principle that Internet users should have equal ability to see any content they choose, and that no content providers should be discriminated against in providing their offerings to consumers.

The F.C.C.’s previous rules governing net neutrality werethrown out by a federal appeals court this year. The court said those rules had essentially treated Internet service providers as public utilities, which violated a previous F.C.C. ruling that Internet links were not to be governed by the same strict regulation as telephone or electric service…

Source: New York Times

3 thoughts on “Money Wins Again–Net Neutrality Falls

  1. A_Hippy_Hillbillie

    Who has the most money greases the big wheel, and seems to always get whatever they go for!
    Our Country is very seriously going to hell in a hand basket, and sooner or later we [all] will once again pay for it!
    Those folks in Washington DC live in a plastic bubble and are self-serving to his or her own agendas!
    If [all] those do not turn from their worldly ways back to Godly ways, then God help us and have mercy on us!
    Truly our time is drawing nigh!

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  2. Carolyn

    I don’t care how long it takes Cloudeight to load….I’ll still follow your site.
    The FCC is stupid and is just as much a buy-out/sell-out as the rest of the government. It’s not for the people and not for promoting the Moms & Pops – they don’t pay enough. Jerks!

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  3. Deanna Baugh

    Yup! And there is not a darn thing we can do about it is there! Except vote to try to make a change in Washington…but as long as people keep voting in 95 year old senators or congressmen that sleep while on the job, nothing will ever change! Who votes these guys back in? Who are the voters that vote all of these people that have been there forever and live in that bubble that do not have a clue about how us
    real people live, back into office? Whooooo are you?

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