Net Neutrality was an Obama Admin Power Grab
Helped Lobbyist and Corporations more than Consumers
We don’t need the FCC to be the 1984 Big Brother of the Internet.
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. For instance, under these principles, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content. – Wikipedia
Oh we are all wrong about it. Cause everybody in this room thinks Net Neutrality is a good idea and it isn’t. You all think its going to go to some hellish corporate America ruled dystopian hell where your email’s gonna get slowed down to a crawl because you cant afford the expense whatever HORSESHIT. All it’s doing is taking internet back to where it was a couple years ago anyway and by the way, this is gonna be technical this is gonna bore some of you but I’m gonna give you a serious answer since you asked.
Net neutrality basically means that every packet of data every little lump of information should be treated equally agnostically of what it contains. So, it forbids, for instance your cable provider, the people who do your internet in America it’s be like AT&T or Comcast or whatever from selling you a service where Netflix is faster so you could pay more to get better quality video with no buffering HBO, Netflix come like beautiful, crisp 4K. Like that cause you paid more for it. In my view..
The FCC started this under Obama, this net neutrality thing, The Soros, George Soros funded organizations that are pushing net neutrality and advocating for more government control of the internet have told you two Big Lies.
The first one is that government should regulate the internet rather than the free market. It is much better, in my view, to have consumers and private companies negotiate their own relationship and the market to decide what it can bear, what people are prepared to put up with, and for competition to produce the best results.
And second of all, they have told you that this is about making sure there’s an open, free internet . An equality internet where everyone gets equal access to whatever whatever, that has never been the case. Every service provider, every server already shape traffic. All of the stuff net neutrality is designed to eradicate, it never will. Because Vodafone is always going to mess around with things. They’re always going to send some things faster than others and that will never change.
Net neutrality is a cosmetic announcement on the one hand but really what it represents is the license for the Federal government for the FCC, to wade in and interfere in the relationship between private people and their providers. And to stop companies from providing richer, better tailored packages to you, the consumer. It is about more government control over a critical utility.
So if you’re one of those people who reflexively thinks net neutrality sounds like a good idea, you’re right it does, sound like a good idea. But you’re wrong, it’s terrible and it’s just another mechanism for government control. And I want the government out of that completely. Out of that relationship. Just leave us to deal with the service providers and if they screw up, we’ll sign up with somebody else.
Internet socialism is dead; long live market forces.
The growing competition will lead, over the long run, to innovation and falling prices. Consumers will find themselves in the driver’s seat rather than crawling and begging for service and paying whatever the provider demands.
Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, is exactly right. “Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet. Instead, the F.C.C. would simply require internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that’s best for them.”
A Fed for Communication
The old rules pushed by the Obama administration had locked down the industry with regulation that only helped incumbent service providers and major content delivery services. They called it a triumph of “free expression and democratic principles.” It was anything but. It was actually a power grab. It created an Internet communication cartel not unlike the way the banking system works under the Federal Reserve.
Net Neutrality had the backing of all the top names in content delivery, from Google to Yahoo to Netflix to Amazon. It’s had the quiet support of the leading Internet service providers Comcast and Verizon.
Consumers imagined that they would get censorship-free access and low prices. That’s not what happened.
By analogy, let’s imagine that a retailer furniture company were in a position to offload all their shipping costs to the trucking industry. By government decree, the truckers were not permitted to charge any more or less whether they were shipping one chair or a whole houseful of furniture. Would the furniture sellers favor such a deal? Absolutely. They could call this “furniture neutrality” and fob it off on the public as preventing control of furniture by the shipping industry.
Net neutrality closed down market competition by generally putting government and its corporate backers in charge of deciding who can and cannot play in the market. It erected barriers to entry for upstart firms while hugely subsidizing the largest and most well-heeled content providers.
We should take our deregulation where we can get it. – Fees.org
Net neutrality is the notion that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) shouldn’t be able to “slow down, speed up, or block data as it is routed from its content originator to end users” in order to favor particular sites. The net neutrality regulations put in place under the Obama administration involved subjecting the Internet to Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, where it’s considered a public utility that is subject to the iron grip of the FCC.
It’s crony capitalism in favor of web giants like Facebook and Google. That’s why they support net neutrality, since it targets their competitors. The better way to ensure net neutrality is to breathe more capitalism into the ISP market rather than government control.
Maintaining the FCC’s heavy hand in the ISP market will only harm consumers. – DailyWire
Net neutrality’s end may cost consumers
The repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules Thursday wipes from the books regulations that prevented Internet service providers from blocking or slowing some websites, and charging more for others to run faster.
The new regulations, passed by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission’s 3-2 vote, instead require companies like Verizon and Comcast to disclose if they block sites or give priority to their own content more than others — say by allowing Comcast unit NBCUniversal’s sites to run at a faster clip than Time Warner’s CNN.com.
The FCC’s action “is not going to end the Internet as we know it. It is not going to kill democracy and it’s not going to stifle free expression online,” Pai said. – DecisiveLiberty
California state senator to propose statewide net neutrality laws
BREAKING: Just hours after the Republican-led FCC voted to repeal former President Obama’s net neutrality rules, a California state senator unveiled a bill that would require internet providers to implement net neutrality protections in exchange for operating in the state.
“If the FCC won’t stand up for a free and open internet, California will,” State Sen. Scott Wiener (D) wrote. – TheHill
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman 12/15/17
The Internet is the public square of the 21st century. But without net neutrality, the voices of the digital haves, who can afford to pay for preferential treatment, will drown out the digital have-nots—and the internet will become just another place where the rich get richer.
“I’m suing to stop the FCC’s illegal rollback of net neutrality.” -New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman
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