FCC's Rules Of The Open Internet Take Effect Today, But For How Long?

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davewolfgang

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Sorry the FCC doesn't have to "power" to "change" the classification of the internet to anything - that takes an Act of Congress - which they haven't done.

The FCC has already been smacked down TWICE by being told they don't have the power NOR authority to do this. They will get smacked down a third time.
 

somebodyspecial

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I don't get the statements here:
" illegal for ISPs not to apply these rules to the Internet immediately"

If that is the case how can you say in the very next few words they can prolong it for years. The courts just said APPLY NOW! So until you WIN a case that says otherwise they are going into effect like it or not for the monopolies in place now. If the court had just said otherwise they could have delayed for years, but that isn't what the court said. They said PUT THEM IN NOW, fight over it if you want, but IN NOW.

Nuff said. Wasted space of an article.
 

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As a US citizen paying $70/mo for 1mbps DSL (Windstream) that doesn't work evenings, weekends, holidays, business days, rainy days, sunny days, cloudy days, hot days or cold days, I hope this ruling is a gateway to the development of nationwide broadband. The US rolled its sleeves up and ensured Americans had access to telephones and electrical power... now it's time to ensure Americans have access to the Internet. It's too valuable a resource for education, entertainment, and commerce (a typical Amazon.com web-page is now 3MB+ and a 220MB Windows update takes more than an hour of uninterrupted download - only possible during off-hours and nothing else can be done simultaneously, even browsing the web).

I don't care /how/ it gets done, but it is important that quality Internet services be made available to all Americans. And subsidies for ISPs with horrid track records need to end TODAY. If Verizon, for example, promised to wire 100% of NYC with FIOS in exchange for a sweetheart franchise agreement, don't let them off the hook! Put their nuts in a vice for the sake of the citizenry that's getting abused.
 

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If that is the case how can you say in the very next few words they can prolong it for years.
Welcome to 'Murica. The federal government explicitly outlaws marijuana, but that doesn't seem to prevent a whole marijuana industry from thriving - not even directly in the nation's capitol.

The FCC acted at the behest of the President and the corrupt, obstructionist legislative branch will do anything in its power to disrupt any venture the president backs, even if it hurts the citizenry. The author's tone reflects this - even if the order goes forward as of today, there's an overarching feeling that it is a hollow victory and that Internet services will continue to fall short of their potential benefit to our citizens.
 

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Sorry the FCC doesn't have to "power" to "change" the classification of the internet to anything - that takes an Act of Congress - which they haven't done.

The FCC has already been smacked down TWICE by being told they don't have the power NOR authority to do this. They will get smacked down a third time.
Davewolfgang, unless you're top management at an ISP, there is no reason why you wouldn't want the FCC to do this. Open Internet rules are good for everyone.
 

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"Sorry the FCC doesn't have to "power" to "change" the classification of the internet to anything - that takes an Act of Congress - which they haven't done.

The FCC has already been smacked down TWICE by being told they don't have the power NOR authority to do this. They will get smacked down a third time. "

Actually the courts ruled that unless they classified the IPSs as a common carrier they did not have the authority to enforce the rules they wanted. They did however have the authority to classifiy the IPSs as common carriers.

So, after trying to get the IPSs to play nice without success, their only option was to reclassify them as common carriers. That gave them the legal authority to enforce their rules.


A bit of data is a bit of data, it should not matter where it came from nor where it goes. My bit is just as import as someone elses bit. Im all for anything that enforces that sentiment.
 

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Agree with everything, except I think you GET the subsidy AFTER your work is complete and proven working :) Nothing up front. PERIOD. They have the money to keep thumping 40Billion buyouts, they can afford to do the $20B they said would upgrade all of USA. No handout until you DO THE WORK YOU PROMISED first.

Bring on municipalities, google, and everyone else that wants to compete to give me cheaper Gbps...LOL.
 
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