It’s Official – The FCC Will Vote to Take Over the Internet in December

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at
Wed Dec 22 04:05:51 GMT 2010

On Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:15 AM, Goh Lip wrote:
> On 12/22/2010 10:50 AM, Goh Lip wrote:
>> On 12/22/2010 08:26 AM, Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> On Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:48 AM, Goh Lip wrote:
>>>> ppps: reminds me about a statement by Arundhati Roy.... something about
>>>> turkeys voting for thanksgiving.
>>> Heh. Except that it seems more a case of not heckling their
>>> 'representatives' enough to not pass laws dictated by the slaughterhouse
>>> that give it free rein to decide when it is thanksgiving.
>> To be fair, Christopher, it's more a case of turkeys voting for the
>> thanksgiving chef. Whoever wins, turkeys will be in the menu.
> Oh, I wonder if people noticed that this bill will not be made public
> *before* it is voted on, perhaps days, even weeks *after* it is passed,
> that will mean a done deal. So even for wired transmission, whether
> there will be "tiered pricing" where say, news will at a premium over
> mail, and even then say, 'ny times' over 'washington post' or even
> worse. May not happen as soon as the bill is passed, but .. the
> provision is there.
> Reminds me of the 'seven sisters' (now 5) of the oil industry, looks
> like we are going back to the ITT days - good luck to would-be
> Mosaddegh's or Allende's. But this may be overblown, the unseen big boys
> are now picking on their own people, now that the rest of the world has
> wisen up.

I'm not so sure of that. I suspect lobbying aka legalized bribery will 
be hitting Europe and them that boast of hundreds of choices for their 
fixed line/internet link will be gagged.

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