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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The controversial decision to repeal net neutrality, which opened the door to Internet providers favoring certain online traffic, could still be overturned. A Senate bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission's decision in December, received its 30th co-sponsor Monday, meaning that it will receive a vote, reports The Hill. ... On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission voted to remove net neutrality protections that had been introduced in 2015. These protections sought to ensure that internet service providers treat web content equally and do not block or prioritize some content over others in return for payment.

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Steven Dennis‏ @StevenTDennis

Susan Collins tells me she plans to vote to restore net neutrality. If all Dems vote yes, Ds just need 1 more Republican to pass resolution overturning FCC.
2:14 PM - 9 Jan 2018

(@Bloomberg reporter. I talk to U.S. Senators in hallways. Russia, health, politics.)

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-10 12:43 PM | Reply

Good luck with that. They de-funded CHIP, net neutrality means nothing to them.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-01-10 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As I have been saying, this has always been a Congressional issue, if this is important to you then email your congressperson/senator and tell them to vote yes.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-10 01:25 PM | Reply

RESIST

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-10 03:32 PM | Reply

As I have been saying, this has always been a Congressional issue, if this is important to you then email your congressperson/senator and tell them to vote yes.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter

Was that before or after you lied about the history of Net Neutrality and the effect it has had?

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-10 06:48 PM | Reply

RE my #5

My apologies ROC!

I got you mixed up with JeFFJ.

My bad! (I would delete #5 if I could but I can't so me so sorry!)

If you have been saying that then good on you!

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-10 06:51 PM | Reply

No worries and yes, I have been saying that from the start, even before Obama used his magic pen.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-10 06:54 PM | Reply

Agree with ROC.

This never should have been in the hands of the FCC in the first place. This issue belongs with congress.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-11 12:29 PM | Reply

Fodder for the midterms.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-11 02:51 PM | Reply

This issue belongs with congress.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ

The issue might be solved by Congress but it belongs to the FCC, who did do it's job of protecting the consumer in this poorly thought out action.

Congress is just going to have to force the FCC to invalidate the vengeful FCC net neutrality repeal and prevent the FCC from issuing a similarly idiotic ruling in the future.

Congress is just going to have to overrule Ajit Pai's corrupt and scummy giveaway of control of our common carrier and ignoring of the fact that the FCC needs to maintain the rules and the related classification of ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-11 05:56 PM | Reply

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...who did NOT do it's job...

DOH!

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-11 05:57 PM | Reply

This issue belongs with congress.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ

The issue might be solved by Congress but it belongs to the FCC, who did NOT do it's job of protecting the consumer in this poorly thought out action.

Congress is just going to have to force the FCC to invalidate the vengeful FCC net neutrality repeal and prevent the FCC from issuing a similarly idiotic ruling in the future.

Congress is just going to have to overrule Ajit Pai's corrupt and scummy giveaway of control of our common carrier and ignoring of the fact that the FCC needs to maintain the rules and the related classification of ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act.

there...

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-11 05:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If your phone company belongs with the FCC,
And your cable company belongs with the FCC,
And your satellite company belongs with the FCC,

Then your ISP belongs with the FCC, since it's one of those three companies.

I'd wager what JeffJ isn't really coming out and saying is that he thinks the FCC itself should be abolished.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-11 06:03 PM | Reply

This SHOULD pass easily considering a majority of voters in both parties support net neutrality. If I was a congressperson I would not want to have to try to explain to my voters why a market based solution is the better way to go when they very likely only have one or two high speed providers in their area.

#14 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-01-11 06:25 PM | Reply

Why do leftists want to slow down innovation and increase costs for internet service?

#15 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-01-12 02:13 AM | Reply

Only a fool would want an end to net neutrality.

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-12 02:15 AM | Reply

#15 They don't. The GOP does because their donors want to erect internet tolls and stifle innovation.
All internet innovation to date was done with a neutral net.

#17 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-12 02:23 AM | Reply

Only a fool would want an end to net neutrality.

Let me introduce you to the Republican Party.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-12 02:43 AM | Reply

Why do leftists want to slow down innovation and increase costs for internet service?
#15 | POSTED BY SAWDUST AT 2018-01-12 02:13 AM | FLAG: clueless. As usual.

What does anything you wrote have to do with net nutrality?

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-12 02:45 AM | Reply

"Why do leftists want to slow down innovation and increase costs for internet service?"

Talking point from Fox News, he just repeats them mindlessly. Doesn't have the slightest idea about what they even mean or why they are lies. Mindless gnome for the GOP and Fox, which are one and the same.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-12 06:28 AM | Reply

An issue that will affect all of our lives in yet unknown ways though we do know that it will affect us in negative ways garners few posts, little interest. I am thinking Americans reallly are the sheep that other nations see us as. Germans wouldn't tolerate this. Why are we so meek, and guess what, the Bible is a lie. We will inherit nothing.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-12 08:05 AM | Reply

There is another problem.

The people that will be affected most by the removal of net neutrality is not the people who only use their computers to visit the DR, or Facebook.

It is the 'industry people' who have folded it into their business plans. The blowback on this FCC ruling, if it is not stopped, is gonna be ugly and damaging.

#22 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-12 08:31 AM | Reply

"The people that will be affected most by the removal of net neutrality is not the people who only use their computers to visit the DR, or Facebook."

How about the small business owners doing business over the internet? How about sites like Raw Story? Ending net neutrality is going to bring virtual censorship along the lines of China just with corporate control instead of government control. This is a much bigger deal than most people are recognizing. This is the beginning of internet censorship in America. And yes, it will affect this site.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-12 08:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

As soon as Ajit Pai, the corrupt Communications Attorney now head of the FCC, succeeded in doing communication conglomerates bidding, Centurylink slowed my internet connection from 18mbps to 10mgbps. They didn't even wait for the end of the billing period.

#24 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-12 08:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Why do leftists want to slow down innovation and increase costs for internet service?"

Why does the alt-right hate America?

And why are they so FN dumb?

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-12 11:23 AM | Reply

I have just one question. Who will sign it as president? Not Trump.

#26 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-12 01:03 PM | Reply

Who will sign it as president? Not Trump.

#26 | Posted by Sniper

He doesn't have to.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-12 01:19 PM | Reply

Is that a fact sno? They are going to over-ride a veto?

#28 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-12 04:36 PM | Reply

They are going to over-ride a veto?

#28 | Posted by Sniper

What do you think?

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-12 04:52 PM | Reply

What do you think?

Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-12 04:52 PM | Reply

That's WAY too hard for him to do.

#30 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-12 04:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If the internet a utility, Congress should vote on how to regulate it. Not a bunch of unelected bureaucrats at the FCC. If it's not a utility, then the government should but out. What you access, where you access it and at what speed you access it at is between you and your provider. Personally, I think it is a utility just like electricity and you should be charged for what you use. If you want a Ferrari, you should be paying for a Ferrari.

#31 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-01-12 05:56 PM | Reply

If you want a Ferrari, you should be paying for a Ferrari.

#31 | Posted by bogey1355

Except some are paying for Ferraris and getting Volkswagens now.

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-12 06:06 PM | Reply

"If the internet a utility, Congress should vote on how to regulate it. Not a bunch of unelected bureaucrats at the FCC."

How about Congress ain't got time for all that so they create the FCC to do that bureacrtaitc stuff?

I mean really, do you know how stuff works?

Ever had a job where you sit around and decide what needs to get done, then you tell the people who actually do stuff to go do it?

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-12 06:15 PM | Reply

Maybe Trump should regulate it himself.

He has a lot of free time on his little hands.

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-12 06:30 PM | Reply

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