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F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms

 
 
Reply Wed 22 Nov, 2017 11:54 am
F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/technology/fcc-net-neutrality.html
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 22 Nov, 2017 03:09 pm
Even as the Federal Communications Commission released a proposal Tuesday to give Internet providers more control over what their customers can see and use online, another equally major proposal by the agency could relax key rules for the media industry.

The FCC said Tuesday that it will revisit key regulations determining how many TV stations a single company can own. Revising or rolling back these rules may lead to more consolidation in broadcast media, analysts say — which could help financially struggling stations survive, but also perhaps end up reducing the number of independent voices on the air.

The FCC proposal takes aim at two related policies. The first is a limit on the number of U.S. households that a given broadcaster can reach. The second is what is known as the UHF discount, which is essentially an accounting method used to calculate how close a broadcaster may be to reaching the limit. Both are intended to ensure that no single TV broadcaster gets too big.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/22/its-not-just-net-neutrality-the-fcc-also-wants-to-relax-one-of-broadcast-medias-biggest-rules/?utm_term=.32e86076d2ad
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 22 Nov, 2017 10:05 pm
@edgarblythe,
This will be the biggest bit of actual damage the Trump administration (and it's puppet FCC Chairman Pai) have accomplished since entering office.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 12 Dec, 2017 06:55 pm
@edgarblythe,
rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 13 Dec, 2017 08:12 am
@tsarstepan,
Great message. Horrible presenter.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 14 Dec, 2017 01:58 pm
@rosborne979,
F**k on a stick!
Goodbye, net neutrality—Ajit Pai’s FCC votes to allow blocking and throttling
Krumple
 
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Reply Thu 14 Dec, 2017 02:09 pm
@tsarstepan,


A clear indication the government isn't and hasn't been for the people in a long time. It's all about corporate rights and **** the people.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 14 Dec, 2017 07:10 pm
@Krumple,
Krumple wrote:
A clear indication the government isn't and hasn't been for the people in a long time. It's all about corporate rights and **** the people.

Yes.

Attacking Net Neutrality is like attacking the First Amendment, it's an infringement on the rights of the people to assemble (on the Internet) and to speak/listen freely (on the Internet). The Internet is basically the information feed for the bulk of the population (as projected in future growth), so it is the responsibility of the government to protect unrestricted and unfiltered access for as many people as possible, just as it's the government's responsibility to protect the constitution.

This isn't even really about dollars and packages at its core, it's about freedom and unfettered access to information, no matter how crappy most of the information on the Internet actually is.
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