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So Far Net Neutrality Hasn’t Broken The Internet | TechCrunch
Shares of Verizon — the future home of this publication — a company viscerally opposed to net neutrality, are down a fraction in a down market. Investors, it seems, aren’t pricing much downside into net neutrality in the immediate aftermath of its enaction. There is a certain irony to the Verizon point. Verizon brought the last suit against net neutrality that led to the new rules. Title II is in no small way due to the actions of that ISP. [...] Following the FCC’s victory to put down a stay of its rules, Wheeler said that the decision “give[s] broadband providers the certainty and economic incentive to build fast and competitive broadband networks.” ISPs would rather have it another way. [ Profit maximization by historically lobbying washington for subsidies to build out infrastructure, without any oversight/accountability, ISP's have yet to invest in real-terms what they have received in government subsidies. Instead they've paid out shareholders w dividends & largess profits ]
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet | The White House
@BarackObama urges the @FCC to reclassify Internet as a utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act; he recommends rules against blocking legal content, traffic throttling & paid prioritization; he advocates transparency at backbone connections & http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/10/7185933/fcc-should-reclassify-internet-as-utility-obama-says
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Democrats unveil legislation forcing the FCC to ban Internet fast lanes - The Washington Post
The proposal, put forward by Senate Judiciary Committee chair Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), requires the FCC to use whatever authority it sees fit to make sure that Internet providers don't speed up certain types of content (like Netflix videos) at the expense of others (like e-mail). It wouldn't give the commission new powers, but the bill — known as the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act — would give the FCC crucial political cover to prohibit what consumer advocates say would harm startup companies and Internet services by requiring them to pay extra fees to ISPs.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly, and Unfair - YouTube
Is Net Neutrality Dead? - youtube.com/watch?v=h3bIDRM8l2A ""pressure from ISP and Cable Provider lobby in Washington not to call them a utility"" - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/susan-crawford-internet_n_2670127.html - https://www.youtube.com/user/MoyersandCompany/search?query=Crawford +++ Bill Moyers Essay: As the SEC Door Revolves - v=pqA4RGI5i8A
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may 2014 by asterisk2a

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