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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Moyers - Is Net Neutrality Dead? 5/2014 New Threat ! PBS

12/14/17 Trump swamp buddies vote to kill net neutrality

Verizon-lawyer-turned-FCC-chairman Ajit Pai just released the final text of his plan to kill net neutrality, and it’s just as terrible as we thought it would be. [1]

[1] Washington Post:

One of Trump's 100-day wonders ... ends internet privacy, all to make a buck -- ironic he thinks Trump Towers was wiretapped -- bogus! 3/30/17

FCC Chief Begins Rollback Of Net Neutrality Regulations April 26, 2017 - NPR

How To Comment on FCC rule proposals!

As Walker does what ?  Almost to the bottom? August 2016.

Democurmudgeon blogger John Peterson gives a big "thank you" to Gov. Scott Walker for making Wisconsin No. 49 in the country in internet speed. He mocks Wisconsin media for reporting that Walker says the system is improving and moving forward. Yes, moving forward to second to last in the country, the blogger chides.

Always -- this is one of those struggles/issues that will not ever go away.  In a market economy we have to be ever vigilant for those that seek personal/corporate advantage that want to create a market society.

June 2015

Bad news: The House Appropriations Committee just voted for 3 provisions that gut Net Neutrality less than a week after the rules finally went into effect.All of the provisions are poison for Net Neutrality, but the worst would stop the FCC from implementing the rules until after the courts resolve all 10 lawsuits that have been filed against the rules — even though the courts just denied that very same request. That could mean no Net Neutrality for years.

October 2014

Update 9/6/2014



Update 6/2/2014:

May 2, 2014 the link:
BILL MOYERS: Welcome. If I told you that sovereign powers were about to put a toll booth on the street that leads from your house to the nearest Interstate, allowing your richest neighbors to buy their way to the open road while you were sent to the slow lane, you would no doubt be outraged. Well, prepare to scream bloody murder, because something like that could be happening to the Internet.
Yes, the Internet -- your Internet. Our Internet. The electronic public square that ostensibly allows everyone an equal chance to be heard. This democratic highway to cyberspace has thrived on the idea of "Net neutrality” -- that the Internet should be available to all without preferential treatment. Without preferential treatment. But Net neutrality is now at risk. And from its supposed guardian, the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is circulating potential new rules that reportedly would allow Internet service providers to charge higher fees for faster access, so the big companies like Verizon and Comcast could hustle more money from those who can afford to buy a place in the fast lane. Everyone else -- nonprofit groups, startups, the smaller, independent content creators, and everyday users – move to the rear. The Net, neutral no more.

The risk is summed up more generally and philosophically ...

Market Economy versus Market Society: Inequality and Civic Decisions - TED - Michael Sandel

Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they're doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren't covering it. 
John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their displeasure to the FCC.

( , for any interested parties)

We don't need more oligopolies and more inequality!  If things are slow invest in the infrastructure --- not unlike the InterState HighWay system.

Just another front in the Privatization War -

#TED : Clay #Shirky: Why #SOPA is a bad idea - #PIPA #WWW freedom #cispa

Net Neutrality is Under Attack
Don't let Congress break the Internet by dismantling Net Neutrality — share this video to raise the alarm.Take action here:
Posted by Fight For The Future on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
1/24/2017 email extract from

Tiffiniy Cheng, Fight for the Future
[1] The Wall Street Journal 
[2] USA Today
[3] ars Technica: 
....  more info  ...  the Federal Communications CommissionAjit Pai 

#47% People vs #FCC #1% WI 1848 Forward: #Moyers - Is #NetNeutrality Dead? 5/2014 New Threat ! #PBS 1st Amendment -- John Oliver (HBO) - Let #FCC know what you think!  RIP 02/22/2018 #Resist 

#FCC #AjitPai WI 1848 Forward: John Oliver (HBO) - Is #NetNeutrality Dead? 6/1/2014 New Threat...What about #Trump? RIP 02/22/2018 #Resist 

WI 1848 Forward: John Oliver (HBO) - Is #NetNeutrality Dead? 6/1/2014 New Threat...What about #Trump? #Resist 

WI 1848 Forward: #Moyers - Is #NetNeutrality Dead? >> 8/2016 New Threat... #Walker has slowed us to 49th in U.S.  RIP 02/22/2018 #Resist 

#Trump administration announces Ajit #Pai as pick for FCC chairman--ex #Verizon Lobbyist <- out of the #TrumpSwamp #Resist 

WI 1848 Forward: #Moyers - Is #NetNeutrality Dead? How To Comment on FCC rule proposals!  RIP 02/22/2018 

#Trump swamp buddies ( #FCC ) vote to kill #netneutrality 12/14/17 RIP 02/22/2018 #Resist 

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