Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, November 26, 2017

FCC member Jessica Rosenworcel: We use online platforms and digital services to develop, share and spread ideas around the corner and around the globe. This is the open internet experience we all know, and it's a big part of why America's internet economy is the envy of the world. But this week, the leadership at the Federal Communications Commission put forth a plan to gut the foundation of this openness. They have proposed to end net neutrality, and they are trying to force a vote on their plan on Dec. 14.

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Wiping out net neutrality would have big consequences. Without it, your broadband provider could carve internet access into fast and slow lanes, favoring the traffic of online platforms that have made special payments and consigning all others to a bumpy road. Your provider would have the power to choose which voices online to amplify and which to censor. The move could affect everything online, including the connections we make and the communities we create. ...

I think the FCC needs to work for the public, and therefore that this proposal needs to be slowed down and eventually stopped. In the time before the agency votes, anyone who agrees should do something old-fashioned: Make a ruckus.

Reach out to the rest of the FCC now. Tell them they can't take away internet openness without a fight.

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It's cute that she thinks than anyone in this administration gives a ---- about what the public wants.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-26 02:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Without it, your broadband provider could carve internet access into fast and slow lanes, favoring the traffic of online platforms that have made special payments and consigning all others to a bumpy road. "

This is what JeffJ and Sitzkrieg and Bogey1335 want.
Anyone else? Let's name names!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-26 02:46 PM | Reply

I think it is what they want. I think they are salivating over the prospect of replicating what happened to terrestrial radio.

#3 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-11-26 03:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Devil made them do it. Why didn't anyone try and stop them?

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-26 03:59 PM | Reply

Reach out to the rest of the FCC now. Tell them they can't take away internet openness without a fight.

Money talks. How much can you libs put up?

#5 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-26 04:03 PM | Reply

Money talks. How much can you libs put up?

#5 | Posted by Ray

Libs are the ones resisting this, Simple Ray. If babies like you had voted for democrats, this wouldnt be happening.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-26 04:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#6 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

#5 went right over your head. So I'll explain.

The FCC works for the communications industry. FCC members typically come from the communication industry.

If babies like you had voted for democrats, this wouldnt be happening.

Next time I go to to church, I'll take confession.

#7 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-26 04:44 PM | Reply

. If babies like you had voted for democrats, this wouldnt be happening.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-26 04:13 PM | Reply | Flag

Then people wonder why Hillary lost.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-26 04:46 PM | Reply

If I voted for Hillary, hell would have frozen over.
I wouldn't want to do that to my liberal friends.

#9 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-26 04:58 PM | Reply

If 22 million Americans couldn't convince them. Nothing will.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-26 05:24 PM | Reply

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If 22 million Americans couldn't convince them. Nothing will.

#10 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Nothing was ever going to convince them.

And none of the Trump supporting morons will blink an eye when the speed for "fake news" sites suddenly plummets.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-26 07:02 PM | Reply

I think this plan was one way of keeping free thought off the internet and off the air and only let the PC PEOPLE HAVE THEIR WAY,, people are not stupid, they can see through that BS. :-) 11/27/17

#12 | Posted by Hotrats at 2017-11-27 05:03 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

This is what JeffJ and Sitzkrieg and Bogey1335 want.
Anyone else? Let's name names!

#2 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2017-11-26 02:46 PM | FLAG:

Nazi coddler.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-27 11:37 AM | Reply

#13

So.... Snoofy is wrong about you supporting the FCC on this? Otherwise your response seems... non-responsive.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-27 11:50 AM | Reply

So.... Snoofy is wrong about you supporting the FCC on this?

#14 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2017-11-27 11:50 AM | FLAG:

Yes of course.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-27 12:25 PM | Reply

So.... Snoofy is wrong about you supporting the FCC on this?
#14 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2017-11-27 11:50 AM | FLAG:
Yes of course.
#15 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

This is actually the first time you've said this.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-27 12:31 PM | Reply

Money talks. How much can you libs put up?

#5 | POSTED BY RAY

If this was Obama doing this, Ray would ---- himself and cry in the corner about Obama taking away Breitbart and Hannity.

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-27 12:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is actually the first time you've said this.

#16 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2017-11-27 12:31 PM | FLAG:

Nobody asked me, and I haven't really commented on it. The issue is much deeper than the current public discourse over online service based bandwidth pricing packages.

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-27 12:49 PM | Reply

Then people wonder why Hillary lost.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr

Because some people are too stupid to know getting the flu is better than getting AIDS.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-27 12:55 PM | Reply

"The FCC works for the communications industry. "

The FCC works for taxpayers.

"Nobody asked me, and I haven't really commented on it. The issue is much deeper than the current public discourse over online service based bandwidth pricing packages."

Oh, the old, "it's too complicated for y'all to understand" argument. Baloney! We understand fine and we won't be fooled by carefully crated talking points.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-27 12:57 PM | Reply

Oh, the old, "it's too complicated for y'all to understand" argument. Baloney! We understand fine and we won't be fooled by carefully crated talking points.

#20 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2017-11-27 12:57 PM | FLAG:

So you're against Net Neutrality then. Lay out your argument.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-27 12:58 PM | Reply

"The issue is much deeper than the current public discourse over online service based bandwidth pricing packages."

Such as?

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-27 01:14 PM | Reply

Such as?

#22 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2017-11-27 01:14 PM | FLAG:

The OIO lets companies prioritize and zero rate their own content. Time Warner lobbied that loophole into life.

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-27 02:00 PM | Reply

The OIO lets companies prioritize and zero rate their own content. Time Warner lobbied that loophole into life.

Meaning if you want access to Netflix or Hulu like applications, you'll have to sign up for their application, effectively killing Netflix and Hulu along with price competition in the future?

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-27 11:04 PM | Reply

Meaning if you want access to Netflix or Hulu like applications, you'll have to sign up for their application, effectively killing Netflix and Hulu along with price competition in the future?

#24 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2017-11-27 11:04 PM | REPLY

Time Warner/AT&T is actually a Hulu stakeholder and DirecTV owner, and can prioritize it over Netflix legally. Verizon throttles Youtube legally under the current OIO regulatory framework. Every service de-prioritizes heavy users once they reach bandwidth benchmarks through QOS router functions. The OIO exceptions that make it possible were upheld by the court of appeals last year.

Wheeler was against it in 2014, and he said it was because of the exceptions being written in. He lost that political battle and we got what we got.

#25 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-28 08:16 AM | Reply

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