Elections matter. The 3 democrat appointees voted for increased government regulation of the internet. The 2 GOP appointees voted against it.Sad day for the net the gubment / FCC now regulates 3 to 2 vote hope this gets struck down in congress or the courts!
Bull ******* ****. These "rules," like so many others, are completely misguided and misunderstood, from the name to the contents and everything else about them. "Net neutrality" isn't. This will not benefit the industry, or the consumers. If you think it will, you really need to take a step back and re-evaluate what's going on here. Edit: If you can't tell, "net neutrality," which isn't, makes me pretty upset.New rules from the Federal Communications Commission adopted on a 3-2 vote will prohibit Internet service providers like Comcast (CMCSA) and Verizon Communications (VZ) from discriminating against any web site or online service. That means sites like Netflix (NFLX) or Google’s (GOOGL) YouTube won’t have to pay extra fees or face sluggish connections with their users. And new sites and services will be able to reach everyone on the Internet on the same terms as the big players.
Net neutrality rules allow the FCC to prohibit Internet service providers from granting faster access to companies that pay for the privilege. The new rules treat broadband providers as "common carriers" under Title II of the Telecommunications Act -- the same category as utility companies that provide gas, electricity, etc. -- in which all customers have equal access to service.
The only folks that fought it are the cable companies (who currently have a monopoly on high speed) and those politicians in their pockets.
It seems to be working just fine now!!Net neutrality rules allow the FCC to prohibit Internet service providers from granting faster access to companies that pay for the privilege. The new rules treat broadband providers as "common carriers" under Title II of the Telecommunications Act -- the same category as utility companies that provide gas, electricity, etc. -- in which all customers have equal access to service.
Good article here: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/2...rlie-net-neutrality-rules.html?referrer=&_r=1
"This tyrant" is merely a placeholder. He is no different than the Tyrant before him or the one who comes next. The tyranny is handed from one President to the next, one congress to the next. It is evil and will not be satisfied until 100% complete domination/CONTROL is exerted on The People of this nation.When it comes from this tyrant, its all about control. Enough said.
I disagree.The "Tyrant" you need to look at is the Federal Govt. as a whole. That is YOUR, MINE, OUR enemy.
Practically meaningless anymore. We won't prohibit free speech, we will just say where, when and in what manner you can exercise it. I would say the 2nd has even stronger language (infringe) and we see how it is pissed all over.The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.[/h]