It’s Official – The FCC Will Vote to Take Over the Internet in December
g.lip at gmx.com
Tue Dec 21 16:48:55 GMT 2010
On 11/30/2010 11:06 PM, Michael Haney wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 3:48 AM, Frank Kusel<frankk at ansys.co.za> wrote:
>> On 2010/11/30 10:24 AM, Conrad Knauer wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Fred A. Miller<fmiller at lightlink.com> wrote:
>>> Not even a remotely credible news source.
>>> Compare with http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/policy/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228400056
>>> Basically the FCC wants to enforce net neutrality to prevent ISPs from
>>> blocking/charging extra for legitimate web traffic that is not in
>>> their financial interests (e.g. see
>>> This is a good thing.
>> Agreed. I had a good giggle about that link :-)
> Now that Comcast has put up a so called "Internet Toll Booth" and is
> demanding money of Netflix's streaming video provider Level 3, then
> I'd say the company just gave the FCC all the justification they need
> to make this a reality.
> I'd say it was probably either poor timing on their part, or the vote
> was prompted by Comcast's actions. My money is that Comcast thought
> they could get away with it because of their previous court victory
> against the FCC.
> That's a bubble I can't wait to hear go "pop!"
> The cable company is likely not going to have many friends after this
> is over. Their stupidity has potentially forced the FCC's hand. AT&T
> will be the most displeased of the bunch.
Just wondering... with the net neutrality (or lack.. in wireless, the
future transmission standard) bill going to be passed soon, do you guys
want to change your mind?
Regards - Goh Lip
ps: the telecoms industry can divert 'hot' channels to wireless
pps: ATT has more than 500 lobbyists in DC, funds both parties.
ppps: reminds me about a statement by Arundhati Roy.... something about
turkeys voting for thanksgiving.
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